I have heard about innovative uses of the SIRI shortcut commands. However, according to the cited article:
"...last year, investigators at Quartz found that Google Android can track you using Bluetooth beacons even when you turn Bluetooth off in your phone." Ouch!
Trying to get google out of your life is really hard. Harder than FB. I now use DuckDuckGo and Startpage for searches, but their maps are not up to snuff. Besides, google is everywhere.
I have wondered why MS, Google, Amazon and the rest would NOT simply log all of our PIN numbers, passwords and so on just like they collect everything else. Certainly their privacy statements would allow it.
As for stores recording our pin numbers via loggers or cameras....why not? Who would stop them? All they need to say is "it's for store security". Case closed.
See above, there is a way to track you even if BT is turned off. Apparently, it's done via other installed apps. Meanwhile, at least on my iPhone, when you switch off BT, it's only good for 24 hours, then auto switches back to "on". I've wondered about that sometimes. Why?
The cams at Walmart and Target are (at least) at the self serve checkout stand. When you slide your card, you can see yourself in a small monitor while doing the transaction. Thus, there is a video recording of every purchase. This is when I usually get an uncontrollable urge to scratch my nose with my middle finger.
If they have them, you WILL see them for sure.
BTW, the article notes,
"Most people aren’t aware they are being watched with beacons, but the “beacosystem” tracks millions of people every day. Beacons are placed at airports, malls, subways, buses, taxis, sporting arenas, gyms, hotels, hospitals, music festivals, cinemas and museums, and even on billboards."
"They" are everywhere. Almost.
I'm thinking leave the phone in the car and off. Or maybe get one of those Faraday phone cases. Maybe, for father's day!