One day, I did a search on ‘autism’. The next thing I knew, every site I went to had ads about ‘autism’. I then did a search on ‘cheap air fare’ and my Facebook page was plastered with all sorts of advertisements about… yup; cheap air fare.
It is no secret that the Internet is as private as a nudist colony. Everything you post, every search you do, every email you send is available not just to ‘hackers’ but to hackers employed by particular government agencies
People who are not willing to expose themselves or want to keep certain things, like their bank accounts, private, use the Dark Web.
But what about you cell phone?
Every call you have ever made, every text you have ever sent is on record. It can be pulled and examined. Right now, your provider has a complete record of everyone you call. Everything you say. Further, with the GPS, they can track you.
It isn’t difficult. If I had a stronger internet connection, and a slightly better computer, if I have your number I can track you. And if you have one of those ‘smart’ phones, I can find you, no matter where you are. That is how easy it is.
The manufactures of ‘smart’ phones, watches, whatever, know perfectly well the use of these items. They know their use and how they can be used. Phones, without GPS are not being produced. The point, in the name of ‘security’ is to expose every single person.
When you use your cell phone, imagine you are surrounded by unfriendly armed guards. In that way, you’ll grant yourself a bit of protection.
If you are searching for anything it is better NOT to use Google ever. Google makes its money by selling your searches to advertisers and security agencies.
If you do online banking; use the Dark Net.