In order to support the surveillance capitalism agenda consumers (or is it useless eaters?) are ‘enticed’ to purchase the newest, latest and greatest smartphones, where the so called newest features, e.g. new model's flat screen vs last second quarter’s curved edge screen, are dubious to say the least.
New models can come out twice a year and each phone manufacturer is on top of it, appealing to the masses, after all what good are you to the corporations if you purchase a phone once every five years?
QUICK, purchase your new self sponsored flagship surveillance device from BJ Hi-Fi via their webstore, so that other corporations will have access to your purchase data, where you will be targeted with ‘advertising’ or more accurately, your information will be collected by TLAs (Three Letter Agencies).
So, new ways of determining your position are via something called dual band positioning, Cell ID and WiFi positioning.
We should be aware the smartphone operating system manufacturers (where there is deliberately only a duopoly (i.e. easy to control by TLA's) for consumers to choose from that being Apple and Google) have made it mandatory that the user turn on their phone’s GPS in order to connect to their highly mobile Bluetooth devices (like headphones) where in reality there is zero technical reason to do so, where this was not the case in the past.
Smartphones also have the 'feature' called Wi-Fi scanning which cannot be turned off in 'factory' installed operating systems from both Google or Apple.
Through Wi-Fi triangulation the accuracy is within a few feet, but now that is old tech.
With the implementation of the above mentioned technology, the accuracy is within inches.
For those who like to have some quite time on the latrine reading the news, authorities will be able to calculate whether you've dropped your presents off into the porcelain princess in the centre of the pool or your aim is out by an inch or two necessitating the use of a third party cleaning application which you may obtain advertisements for.
If you go in with your cloud connected smartwatch, authorities, corporations and 'advertisers' will be able to know if you're left or right handed, or even better if you achieved the rare case of a one wipe wonder, giving rise to some more advertising on your next solo expedition.
Most importantly, don't go too many times as your health insurance company may get an alert, where you might get discriminated against in your health cover in not being able to be insured for IBS.
Well, now in Australia, you cannot get a home loan if you have too many Uber Eats.
That's how the world rolls now.
Apple and Google are actively supporting the government’s surveillance agenda much to the detriment of the users, and have zero interest in your internet privacy, which is totally different from cyber security which they are focusing on.