This topic fits best here over any other sub I could find. I'm talking about privacy concerning cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. I think privacy is an important part of preparedness. A few days ago I got a new cell phone - haven't had one for 4+ years. It has globs of pre-installed apps that want your location, data, contacts and just about any other information they can siphon. As a bonus, I had this phone for 2 days and I'm already getting calls from telemarketers for #@% sake. I had a problem on my desktop computer this week and had to reset the Win 10 installation. I open a fresh install of Chrome browser, open google map then lo and behold it knows my location and I'm getting local advertisements. There is no GPS in my PC, I was not signed in to google and I have every setting in google set to private mode. Apparently google can track your location pretty accurately via your IP. I'm amazed that people just accept this. I try to discuss this with others and they act like you're some kind of paranoid nut. I don't believe I'm paranoid. To me it's not normal and I don't like it. It's very likely that in a SHTF scenario no one could access this information so I take solace in that. Thoughts?