Commit 9618f1bb authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag
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title: "Cheap smartphones have a disturbing secret"
date: 2019-10-04T15:50:26+01:00
type: ["lens"]
tags: ["smartphones", "access", "privacy"]
categories: ["Laura’s Lens"]
body_classes: "lens"
postURL: "https://www.fastcompany.com/90408472/cheap-smartphones-have-a-disturbing-secret"
publication: "Fast Company"
writer: "Michael Grothaus"
image: "image.jpg"
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> “Seventeen dollars for a smartphone sounds like a great deal, especially for people living in poverty who can barely afford rent.
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>But there’s a problem: low-cost smartphones are privacy nightmares.”
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>“The MYA2 also has apps that can’t be updated or deleted, and those apps contain multiple security and privacy flaws. One of those pre-installed apps that can’t be removed, Facebook Lite, gets default permission to track everywhere you go, upload all your contacts, and read your phone’s calendar.”
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>“While companies like Apple are to be lauded for prioritizing privacy protections, people around the world should not be reliant on tech giants building privacy safeguards for only a population that can afford it.”
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