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2018.05.16 : Owning a cell phone in the US means being constantly tracked.

This morning I saw an article on ZDnet that reported the following:

So, naturally, after reading the Terms of Use, I tried it myself.

being tracked

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am with these results. It’s easy to be jaded and say: “of course, what did you expect?”. But No, instead I’ll say:

There isn’t much else to say. All I know is that today I am leaving my cell phone off and at home. I can’t say for certain if this is out of disgust or out of protest. But I don’t want that thing on me on today. The cost far, far outweighs the benefit.

I’m curious when, or if, I’ll pick my phone back up. But the current US legal environment makes me feel like choosing to use technology is an increasingly abusive relationship.