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EFF Surveillance Self-Defense - Privacy breakdown of mobile phones

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    ImmobileVoyager
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    Call me a lone radical if you will, but I haven't used a smartphone in over a year and my life has been much better.

    Call me a lone radical if you will, but I haven't used a smartphone in over a year and my life has been much better.

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      bilbodwyer
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      Honest question: how do you find trying to keep in touch with folk? My smartphone is 80% a messaging device and I feel like I'd not be able to stay in as good contact with many people without it

      Honest question: how do you find trying to keep in touch with folk? My smartphone is 80% a messaging device and I feel like I'd not be able to stay in as good contact with many people without it

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      1. ImmobileVoyager
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        Truth be told, I am kind of reclusive. Also, I graduated college a few years before mobile phones became common, and believe me, we got very much in touch back then. It's possible that it demanded...

        Truth be told, I am kind of reclusive. Also, I graduated college a few years before mobile phones became common, and believe me, we got very much in touch back then. It's possible that it demanded a little bit of commitment, and that part of the appeal of all-text-and-no-speech is that one does not need to say much at once and can unsay it quickly. This being said, SMS does not need a mobile phone to be smart. That 2G dumbphone from 2006 texts good. Tiny form factor and physical keys definitely plusses.

        Money shot : one week of battery autonomy feels good.

        Bonus : hipster points + convo starter ;-)

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