Device & Conquer: Is your phone spying on you?

Owning a smartphone can subject you to constant surveillance--here's what you can do about it.

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After the recent phone tracking/tracing revelations around Apple , Google , and Microsoft , a lot of you got understandably freaked.

Did you opt in to constant surveillance just because you bought a smartphone? The answer is "somewhat," but at least when it's your own device doing the tracking you can do something about it.

In this episode of Device & Conquer, I'll lay out how your phone can track you, dispel a few myths about that, and about GPS satellites, and give you a few tips for taking back what privacy you still have.

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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