Your Phone Is Killing You And Destroying Your Life
By Donna Lawson
Did you know that the electronics in your phone, AND, 99% of the ‘Apps’ on your phone are tracking you, spying on you, tricking you, and reporting to others when you:
– Get an abortion
– Have sex
– Get pregnant
– Don’t go to work
– Enter, or leave, any building
– Get into, or out of, your car
– Have a sex worker take Uber, Lyft or any taxi or ride service to where you are
– Receive money
– Buy anything
– Are depressed
– Breath heavy
– Are located at any location on Earth
– Move from any location on Earth to another location
– Take anything out of your wallet with a chip in it
– Express a political opinion
– Use a dating site (Axciom and Equifax make psych profiles on you from your date data)
– Use any ‘gay’ code words
– Use any ‘political’ code words
– Speak, or listen, to anyone within 20 feet
– And thousands of other invasions of privacy…
It does these things even if you pushed the button to ‘turn it off’. Most phones don’t actually turn off when you think they are off because ‘spies-gotta-spy’.
COVID is doing a great job of killing off all of the idiot people who grab the door-knob, bare-handed, at the post office, the Starbucks and the grocery store. COVID waits on public surfaces to kill the sheep of society.
Silicon Valley is doing a great job of killing off all the lives of the rest of the sheep who are too dumb to take the battery out of their phone. The people that walk around with a phone, or tablet, always powered on are committing digital suicide. If you buy a phone that you can’t take the battery out of, you are just an idiot.
You may not want to face the truth but I can show you thousands of court records, Congressional investigations and university studies proving that every single assertion in this report is true.
Everybody in Congress knows this is all true but they do nothing because Silicon Valley is bribing almost every single one of them to do nothing. Silicon Valley’s largest source of income is your privacy!
It’s a tool readily available to any abuser and very difficult for victims to detect.
READ MORE: Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held At Site Of New $650 Million ‘Hub’ In New BrunswickCBS2’s Jessica Layton has more on the dangers of cyberstalking and how you can protect yourself.
It’s so simple, it’s scary — software that allows a stalker to secretly spy through an unsuspecting person’s cellphone without their consent.
Experts say “Stalkerware” use is rapidly on the rise, increasing 60% from September 2020 to May 2021.
“Unfortunately, it has been on the increase from being a few hundred apps available in the marketplace,” said Tony Anscombe of ESET Internet Security.
The concept may have started with decent intentions — parents installing apps to keep tabs on their kids. But as Anscombe explained, it has turned into an industry where a stalker can track a victim’s every move, without them ever realizing it.
“These apps can key log, so they can see every key stroke on your device. They can extract all the information from your contacts, your messages, your email,” Anscombe said.
The dangerous app disguises itself as something that is an important function of the operating device on the phone, and it only takes minutes to install. So in the time it takes a person to get up and use the bathroom, take a shower or make a snack, their partner may already have them under surveillance.
Experts showed Layton how easy it is to intercept data once the app is on a phone. Groups like Coalition Against Stalkerware also share warning videos, explaining this is seen most often in cases of domestic abuse.
“When someone is controlling all these aspects of your personal information you have to worry about what they have access to. I know that was a concern for me,” domestic violence survivor Heather Glogolich said.
READ MORE: Some New Yorkers Say Hacking Of MTA Shows How Vulnerable The City And Riding Public AreGlogolich, a police lieutenant in New Jersey, understands in many ways how hijacking a personal devices is just one way an abuser exercises control over a victim.
“I couldn’t leave my phone down without my ex-husband looking through it,” Glogolich said.
“So technology plays a big role in trapping victims and keeping them in that abusive relationship,” survivor Neisha Himes added.
Himes didn’t know the dangers of digital abuse when she was trying to leave a toxic relationship, but she has since dedicated her life to helping other victims. She said she now sees it almost every day.
“If they have a phone that maybe the offender purchased for them, we have to tell them, ‘OK, let’s get you a new phone,’” Himes said.
Glogolich and Himes are supporters of a program developed by Sheri Kurdakul, the CEO of Victim’s Voice. It’s a web-based app that gives power to the victim, allowing him or her to document cases of abuse in real time on their device to present to the courts. They’re taken through a series of guided questions vetted by prosecutors and the answers are encrypted and stored in a secure server.
“It’s a progressive web app, which means there’s nothing to download. You won’t find us in any app store. That also means there’s no dangerous icons on sitting on your phone and there’s no trigger such as a receipt that you downloaded the app,” Kurdakul said. “A lot of victims’ emails and such are being tracked and monitored all the time.”
That kind of awareness and privacy is paramount. That’s why even just knowing there could be Stalkerware on your phone is the first step to protecting yourself.
Low battery life, high data usage and slow performance on your phone may also be red flags, yet sometimes intuition is the best indicator that your personal device isn’t so private.
So if you suspect you’re being stalked through technology, get expert help. Take the phone to a tech company so they can run programs to check it for you. And also, get police involved.
Experts say never try to delete the app yourself. The abuser will get notified and that could put a person in an even more dangerous situation.
CBS2’s Jessica Layton contributed to this report.