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Prevent your cell phone from being tapped

Privacy is on everyones mind today and this goes beyond wondering if your cell phone has been tapped. It seems to be getting more and more difficult to go anywhere without being watched and with cameras popping up all over the place one has to wonder where this all ends. Even George Orwell would have to be shocked at how his predictions about the surveillance society have come to be very close to reality. Cell phones provide your voice, text, and email communications as well as your GPS location in many cases. Add to that your photos, videos, and bank account login credentials and you provide just about everything that a criminal or someone with bad intentions could ever want to know about you.

Here’s something else that you should be aware of if you suspect that your cell phone might be tapped. It is possible to remotely power up your device without any indication that it has been turned on. Crazy right? Well here’s the good and bad news. If you want to be sure that your phone doesn’t get turned on without your knowledge then the best thing to do is remove the battery. If the phone has no power source then it can’t be turned on. The bad news is that many smart phone manufacturers no longer allow the user access to the phones battery. In this situation your only option would be to completely discharge the battery which can take a very long time. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have to recharge the phone before you use it again and it’s unhealthy for your battery to be fully discharged especially on a regular basis.

Fortunately there are people out there who are aware of this increasingly widespread problem and have set out to help you protect your privacy when it comes to wireless devices. The folks at Silent Pocket have developed cases that block your information from being transmitted. This includes EMF radiation which may be a health hazard as well as RFID and NFC signals. It stops any carriers network from connecting to your phone and prevents Bluetooth signals. Remember “Bluejacking”?

These stylish cases are also water resistant and durable so you’ll get the added benefit of protecting your phone from other non-privacy related hazards. They even have privacy stickers specially designed for completely covering the camera on your phone, tablet, or computer. If you’re serious about your privacy you should take a look at what they have to offer.

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