Delete Your Cell Phone

Do you get all bent out of shape with Facebook’s privacy settings and tracking? Because Facebook turns you into a marketing tool, and exposes your information to people you might not wish? Well, TOSS THAT IPHONE, pal! As you likely knew or suspected, the all levels of government are using cell-phone carriers early and often to find out where you are, who you’re talking to and what you’re talking about. (“Thousands of times a day”; Sprint alone gets on average 1500 requests a day.) And lots of this activity is warrantless or for “emergency” use — and lots of it is extremely broad, collecting data from an entire network tower. Your government is reading your sexts! It’s like a race between when your phone will give you cancer and when it will turn over your private conversations to the cops.