Smartphones Constantly Send Personal Information
Smartphones have given companies spying powers that totalitarian governments dream of. The limitations of desktops and clunky laptops were mostly vanquished when smartphones became ubiquitous worldwide. Smartphones are replacing things that we thought were necessary in our lives – wallets, watches, keys, cameras, voice recorders, mobile hotspots, and so much more have been elegantly crammed into one device. All this data that used to be compartmentalized into different devices has been combined into an always on, always connected device. Your smartphone may be slow at times, but it’s always trying to communicate your personal information at the speed of light.
Your smartphone has tracked every minute you’ve ever used it. There are probably thousands of data logs regarding your smartphone usage. After wireless bills went paperless in addition to unlimited data, we kind of forgot how much we really use our phones. This is the most personal kind of data. Your phone has your name, address book, locations visited, social media, and truckloads of personal data being sent to server farms. All this data in transit gets hijacked along the way or stolen on-site. When this happens, your personal information leaks out onto the dark web and maybe even on regular websites.
Trolls make no sense
Some people find it funny to post online thousands of names, addresses, and phone numbers. They do it for their own amusement. Strange as this may sound, it has happened in the past countless of times. Sometimes these personal information leaks have a reason behind them, like the Ashley Madison scandal or some politically motivated agenda. Google doesn’t always do a very good job of automatically filtering out personal information. Trolls get creative too, sometimes the personal information leaked is in a picture, hidden in a meme, or embedded in a small video. Outsmarting anti-doxxing filters fills trolls with pride. The more they can share personal information for fun, the happier they are.
Don’t let trolls rejoice over your suffering. Wiperts is a professional service that can help you protect your privacy. By signing up for Wiperts today, you can start removing personal information from the internet. There has been a recent uptick in spam calls and text messages recently, and you won’t be surprised that leaked personal information is the cause. This leaked personal information is scooped up by scammers and telemarketers. They add you to a calling and messaging list, and just like spam e-mail, they bombard your phone with useless junk that aims to steal your money.
Don’t respond. Block, report, and delete the messages. The longer your blacklist grows, the fewer spam messages you’ll receive. Simply rejecting or deleting such communication is not good enough. You need to block the phone number that’s spamming you, just as you would with a spammy email address. If blocking them isn’t enough, and you are continuously bombarded with spam, you need to either get a new phone number or contact Wiperts today. The professionals there know how to help you remove your phone number from the internet. Battling spam bots and trolls by yourself isn’t fun. Let a team of experts do the heavy lifting.