Episode 8: Do you know where I am? Ask my Cell Phone.

Mobile Phones and Apps

Episode 8

Do you know where I am? Ask my Cell Phone.

In this episode we talk about Privacy or lack thereof on our cell phones and other mobile devices. Bad apps that track you. Bad apps that don’t respect you. And of course, how the government can use your cell phone to track you because you can’t turn off location tracking 100% on your phone. Did you know Verizon has a Super Cookie to track you and link to your phone for advertisers?

Verizon Wireless and the FCC Settlement

AT&T Drops Super Cookie tracking

Lessons on protecting your privacy on your mobile devices

Supposedly Facebook Doesn’t listen in to your conversations

Wikipedia Entry on Mobile Phone tracking

Reasons why Google Android OS is so fragmented and will it ever be fixed.

Episode 2: Anonymous Browsing Ain’t so Anonymous

Anonymous Browsing Ain't so Anonymous

On Episode 2 of the One-Off Technology Podcast:

Title: Anonymous Browsing Ain’t so Anonymous is it

First up this is a re-recording of Episode 2 of the original podcast. Due to a technical issue, when we recorded Episode 2, my voice was in chipmunk mode. I was working to “brighten” my voice and the whole episode wound up with Chuck’s voice fine but mine in Chipmunk mode. So… we created a new episode 2 on the same topic, Anonymous Browsing.

Did you know you aren’t anonymous when you are browsing in private or incognito mode with your browser? It’s true. So many things are collecting information about you while you browse the web and your ISP is logging all of it. In some countries, ISPs are required to keep these logs in case the officials or police want to see them at a later date. In the UK, this time period is six months. In the US, the laws are inconsistent, so who knows exactly what ISPs are doing.

Have you thought about your privacy on Facebook? We talk about ways to stop others from knowing you exactly and what can happen if they do know too much about you. And we talk about plugins that help protect your privacy and protect your browser.

And of course, while recording a technical glitch happens that convinces us a ghost must be in the machine.