all the paranoia that goes with smart phones..


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  1. john1975

    john1975 Member

    so....i'm just about done with these phones. Doesn't even seem fun anymore.

    If I had the opportunity to buy a cell phone from back in 1995, I would right now.

    All the ping'ing...telling the world where we're at all the time...even when GPS is off. All the secret apps our spouses could install on our phones without us knowing...to send them duplicates of all our text messages...who were calling, etc... and even not being able to tell if someone installed that on our phones.

    I'm just tired of it all...seriously. Gives me a headaches, and I just want peace of mind happyness again. Even the internet in general just sucks.

    no wonder people keep their cell phones attached to their hip these days...practically like another part of their body.

    How can we tell if a spouse installed a secret app on our phone...that's sending duplicates of all our texts to them ? I heard the paid version hides everything...and makes it very hard to discover.

    take me back to 1995....no texts..no smart phones...no constant pinging every second...none of that crap.

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Sell your smart phone and put your sim in a dumb phone lol problem solved. Think youre in a minority here :D
    P.s you could just turn off internet access
  3. psionandy

    psionandy Well-Known Member

    er... your 1995 dumbphone will leak its location...

    hmm... sounds like you have more of a problem with your spouse than your phone... and of course those dumbphones could be bugged as well



    sell your phone.. computer, tv, and your other belongings, move into a cave and enjoy your new 1795 lifestyle.. i'm sure you'll love it to bits...
  4. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    Having a modern day smartphone is a choice. You are not required to have one. If you don't want one, don't own one. It will certainly save on your monthly utilities bill to not be paying for one.

    Many people find these phones to make our lives easier and don't believe all the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and hype about how intrusive they are. With a little bit of knowledge, some of us have used these phones to make our lives fuller and more social.
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    I ADORE my smartphone. If i didnt, id do something else with the money. I dont like traditional computers so i just dont use one :)
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    We had texts in 1995 over here ;)
  7. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me that everybody I talk to that wants to go back to dumb phones because these smartphones are going to call in a drone to attack them are a bunch of drama queens. Get over yourselves...nobody gives a s*** about what you post on Facebook or Twitter.


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  8. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Well-Known Member

    Actually, based on his recent thread...he's the one hiding things from his SO.
  9. Jersey Tom

    Jersey Tom Well-Known Member

    Not hiding porn and/or raunchy texts from your s/o might be a good start toward peace of mind (per your other posts, and this one).

    Honestly, paranoia is not a function of what kind of phone you have.
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Knew this thread would cause a stir lol. Im guessing the op knew that though :D
  11. john1975

    john1975 Member

  12. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if people know but don't want to aid in helping somebody engage in infidelity.
  13. john1975

    john1975 Member

    as much as u guys are trying to sound all cool and unbothered by it all...surely some of you already have these apps installed on ur phone without u knowing.

    :-/
  14. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    I trust the people in my household.
  15. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    It's actually pretty difficult to install an app onto a phone without the user being aware of it. Unless the perp has physical access to the phone of course, but then that's a basic Security 101 fail.
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  16. john1975

    john1975 Member


    Marketplace > Install App

    not so difficult.

    and most people don't have security functions enabled because of it's own nuisances....(having to enter a pin every time just to check a txt message...etc, etc)
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    I can honestly say that my life isnt interesting enough for me to worry one tiny bit about anyone snooping. Im not a "smart freak" but im not gullible. I just use my tinfoil for cooking chicken ;)
    I do know exactly whats on my phone though. If youre paranoid then maybe it would be better to educate yourself on the tech' instead of hiding from it
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  18. JIMV

    JIMV Well-Known Member

    How can you tell if you have really turned that off? If the government can turn the phone on, turn the cameras on, or turn the microphone on without your knowing, how can you rely on the phone to retain your privacy?
  19. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    ever seen the Bourne Legacy? they know your location soon as you swipe a credit card.
  20. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    The big fat pop-up in your notification bar announcing that "<appname> has been installed" is a bit of a giveaway, though. Not to mention that the perp would need your Google account credentials (username & password> in order to log-in as you to install an app on your handset. ;)
  21. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Remove the Access Point Name and the phone just cant connect to the internet :thumbup:
    WHY are you hiding from the government though??? Maybe theyre reading this :eek:
  22. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Honestly, since I'm not doing anything wrong, i couldn't care less if they know what i had for lunch or where.

    Heck if they were spying on me that hard I'd be calling them all the time and asking them about stuff I lost.
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  23. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    LMAO exactly... it would be great.. plus if i had an emergency or anything they would have the police, ambulance there asap! :D
  24. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member


    I once read this old proverb were basically it said only those with something to hide resent supervision... do you have texts you don't want your spouse seeing? :p
  25. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    I got this......

    (No fee required. You're welcome)

    PROJECTION
    A psychoanalytical theory, projection is the process whereby one subject believes they see attributes (both good and bad) in another. The theory views this tendency as a defense mechanism whereby unenviable or unpleasant traits, impulses or ideas are attributed to another. In this way, the projector is able to avoid the unpleasantness in themselves. However, the theory goes on to explain that in severe cases of projection, the condition of projection may degenerate into paranoid delusions to the point that the projector believes others are responsible for the projector's problems and are secretly plotting against them. The projection basically allows a subject to ignore faults within themselves.

    Psychology Dictionary: What is PROJECTION? definition of PROJECTION (Psychology Dictionary)
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