As we mentioned a few weeks back, Apple recently launched a software update that added privacy controls to the user.
With its latest software update, iOS 14.5, Apple allows its user to control which applications can track them or not. There are two main options that users can choose from.
Apple will ask if you want to allow the app to track your location. If you say no, the iPhone will prevent that app from accessing your IDFA data and if you say yes, the app will be able to collect data about your internet activities.
Alternatively, you can turn it off for all applications.
While not a direct response to Apple's iOS 14.5 upgrade Google's "pre-announcement" of an upcoming safety section in Google Play should effectively keep the two operating systems on a similar privacy playing field.
The new section of Google Play for Android apps will "assist customers in understanding what data an app gathers or distributes, how secure that data is, and other details that affect privacy and security."
Android already has a system that notifies users when apps request rights for location data, contacts, personal information, audio, storage files, and camera access. With this upgrade, everything will be a little more clear upfront, and everything will be displayed in Google Play.
In their Google Play app listing, developers will be expected to share the following items with users: What kind of information is gathered and saved, and how is it used? That should be straightforward.
Unfortunately, even with these steps. There are chances that applications, companies, etc. can still find ways to find and use your location data to their benefit.
Without completely turning off your device, your best chance to move through the world and be unseen by any towers, companies, applications, etc. are to adopt a Faraday Sleeve into daily travel and commuting.
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Music is a necessity for me. My i-pod needs protection also, as my info is on it as well as my music. This sleeve fits it perfect.
I had to upgrade my phone and was extremely concerned with the 5G capabilities. This bag completely blocks ALL signals. I place my phone in my bag when I go to bed at night! Would 100% not only purchase again, but would purchase for friends/family, too! 5 stars!!
Perfect for blocking signals and also a day on the boat. 10/10 definitely recommend.
A must have for anyone whom privacy is important 5 star product
Thank you guys for supporting the fight for our right to privacy and combating mass surve.. Keep up the good work, the bag is amazing quality and I love the privacy stickers. Thanks a lot SLNT
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I absolutely love my backpack I purchased… we need to protect our privacy now more than ever. I don’t travel without this & neither should you 😎
This is definitely a great bag for your phone. It sure seems to block everything I have tried to throw at it. Will be purchasing more!
Seems to work as expected. Hope to never do a hard test. Feel my backups are now well protected.
I purchased the SLNT pocket that an iphone 11 with an Otter Box fits in. The quality of the finished product is HIGH. I'm not addicted to my phone, so this allows me to place the phone in the pocket before traveling about daily without dropping digital crumbs along the way that could be used to reverse engineer my personal movements, locations and destinations with greater ease. I value my privacy due it being a fundamental human right despite what any judge or agency claims to the contrary.
I was very pleased to realize that this particular SLNT fits into my back pants pocket!!! The width is 'just right'. Now that's attention to detail. This is my 3rd SLNT and I recommend them to a lot of folks. Most have never heard of such a product, let alone the reason to have one and use it.
To anyone considering these products, as others have said, just get it! We live in an age where we need it. Location tracking is digital stalking. I really appreciate that some dirtbag won't be able to pull info out of my device either. Thank You SLNT, nice job.
Excellent quality, handsome, fit well, I like them and use them. Good to have protection.
Live in a condominium area. Thank you for giving me back my privacy!!
My laptop is now waterproof, padded and protected from solar flares, EMP's, hackers and trackers.
And it looks good too
4-5 starts.... well made, great function ...not only do I feel like I've helped secure my privacy but when I place the phone in the pocket I am able to disconnect from tech and have quiet private time with less stress and fewer distractions. Psychologically its been a great aid to me.
The Silent Pocket is a fantastic accessory, I am sleeping better with lack of EMF in the room and knowing that my privacy is literally in my hands.
Shipping took very little time, very happy!
Marie A Brent
August 12, 2021
Brandon, Kudos for providing this information!