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Google/IPhone Contact Tracing. How to Stop It.

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    Google/IPhone Contact Tracing. How to Stop It.

    Tech companies are working to help governments track us all in the name of KungFlu intervention. Not to worry; there are always freedom-loving geeks who work to thwart the efforts of Big Brother.

    If you thought you were going to be able to avoid putting technology for contact tracing on your iPhone, Apple has made that decision for you and the answer is, you will. The next update for iOS is 13.5 and it comes already loaded with contact-tracing technology.
    Read the article and see how to protect yourself:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...or-not-n417011
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    I have noticed that my phones gps would be turned on at times. I figured I must have opened an app that used it like my maps or other travel apps. Now I wonder if it was being turned on as a way of contact tracing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter View Post
    I have noticed that my phones gps would be turned on at times. I figured I must have opened an app that used it like my maps or other travel apps. Now I wonder if it was being turned on as a way of contact tracing.
    I figure the only sure-fire way to confound them is to leave the phone at the house. Shouldn't be hard for those of us who remember when the phone was attached to a wall.
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    I only use a many years old Tracphone, no GPS, and it's pretty dumb.

    Only turned on to make calls, I don't think it pings towers when it's off.

    I'm happy with being able to make a call if needed. I'm not a zombie glued to a screen.
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    Buy burners now, carry a faraday sleeve/foil. Learn to plan future meetings/contact without using “traditional modern” technology
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    Thinking about all this stuff to keep from thinking about something else, isn’t that what secret police are all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-henscheli View Post
    Buy burners now, carry a faraday sleeve/foil. Learn to plan future meetings/contact without using “traditional modern” technology
    Funny you say that.

    I changed a helicopter component that came in an ESD bag. I took the bag, placed my phone in it and then wrapped the bag around the phone. Then, I had Work-Wifey call. The call didn't go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Funny you say that.

    I changed a helicopter component that came in an ESD bag. I took the bag, placed my phone in it and then wrapped the bag around the phone. Then, I had Work-Wifey call. The call didn't go through.
    There you go Denton!!!

    There is a market for those used bags, save them.

    I'll bet a 30-call ammo box would work too for the car/truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Funny you say that.

    I changed a helicopter component that came in an ESD bag. I took the bag, placed my phone in it and then wrapped the bag around the phone. Then, I had Work-Wifey call. The call didn't go through.
    I do the same thing with the bags rolls of LED lights come in. Works fairly well, sometimes takes two of 'em to git 'er done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    There you go Denton!!!

    There is a market for those used bags, save them.

    I'll bet a 30-call ammo box would work too for the car/truck
    You know, you have a point. I'll start scavaging them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    I do the same thing with the bags rolls of LED lights come in. Works fairly well, sometimes takes two of 'em to git 'er done.
    Fortunately, all electronic components are packaged with ESD protection. After placing the phone in the bag, you can wrap the phone with the bag several times over.
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