How Good is Your Smartphone Signal and Privacy?

Posted on Oct 02, 2019
By Sean Musa Carter
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Which smartphone do you own? If you’re tech savvy, you’re already getting your eyes on the new iPhone XS. Or, you may still be happy with your Galaxy Note.

Yes, our phones are our literal lifeline, and it seems as if we cannot do a single thing without our phones being by our side. But do you know where your cell phone signal is? Also, how safe is your data when it comes to your network provider? 

How does Your Smartphone Signal Work?

The antenna that we see on the streets or on top of the telephone poles is where our phone signals come from. However, did you know that they can also be used for another purpose – like stealing your location and data

Yes, police can get access to data like your calls or messages, if they need. You can even bet on your favourite sports matches with Betway Uganda, and all you need is an internet connection. 

However, what is legally used by law-abiders can be used for unruly purposes by deviants who might be able to access your exact location with the help of these signal transmitters. It can also be used to hijack a mobile phone and make it lose signal, rendering the user unable to call somewhere for help when he or she realizes that they might be in danger. 

Privacy and Your Smartphone Signal

How secure is your smartphone signal? 

These signal providers can steal not only your own data but also the data that is present in other phones that are within a similar geographic range. And that is what makes it dangerous if left in the hands of people who thrive on deviant behavior. You wouldn’t want your data to be compromised. 

In fact, you might be a little scared to know of the judgment upheld by the United States Supreme Court. It says that if you have voluntarily provided some information to a third party over mobile devices, you have no legitimate claim on the privacy of that data or information. In other words, it is to say that the third party can legally use the data in any way that they see fit.

Also, what should be noted is that sometimes even the police force might misuse their power to breach your privacy. They might make up any story to justify their beliefs, but that still does not make it right.

In a recent judgment by the Supreme Court, it was asked if the person in question wants to keep his data and information private. It was proven that although we do not always want to give away our data voluntarily, it can be and is available on the domain to be used by anyone who can access them. And that in itself is one of the biggest threats to mobile security as of now.

Did you know about this before? What do you think of it now? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

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