Years ago, I used to be bothered about the fact that certain online services that we all use actually spy on us. Our emails are read. Our calendars are read. Our location is tracked. The whole works. This is years down the road, and the trend has gotten much worse. We are in the connected age. The internet of things is here, and everything will talk to one another eventually. That means everything will have access to whatever info that even one thing gets from you.
Someone wrote about how Windows 10 is probably spying on users now. I laughed. Everything is spying on us already. Gmail is. Google Now, Siri, Cortana and co all work by using your very personal information. Uber is spying on you. WhatsApp. Facebook. Twitter. Chrome. Your network. Your bank. Government. Your car. .
Everything and everyone. SkyNet is here.
But, there is one way to stop everything from spying on you: get off the internet completely. Go live on the Andes. Get away from civilization: no PCs and no cellphones. Get off the grid. Ride a donkey. Ride a canoe. Hunt in the woods. Welcome to the new world.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.