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My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it

Is there something you'd like to know about the data being shared by your devices? Let me know I'm expecting a lot of data and might need some help sifting through it. Get in touch if you'd be up for that Let's chat on Twitter where I will be tweeting about what I find using the #DataLife hashtag You can email me on datalife@abc.net.au

If your phone is turned on and has signal, it can be communicating — whether you’ve asked it to or not — with a wide variety of companies, many of which you won’t have any direct relationship with.

And yes, this can happen even when you’re not using it.

Your phone and other personal computing devices know an awful lot about you. They know — and often share — things like where you are and where you’re going, who you’re friends with, what apps you use, which websites you visit and how often you visit them, who you email and call — the list goes on …

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