(TacticalNews.com) – We’re all trying to live our lives to the best of our ability. However, whether we realize it or not, our day-to-day activities are regularly being observed. While maybe not directly, there are plenty of ways for people, like government employees, to watch us. Here are some tips to help you avoid being tracked.
Avoid Credit/Debit Card Transactions
These cards have helped law enforcement track down criminals for a long time, and they’re likely the first real use of the Internet in forensics. If any police station can track us by our card use, then it’s nothing for the federal government to accomplish the same, especially with their vast resources. Companies also track these purchases, though it’s unlikely they have the in-depth look into your history the way the government might.
If you cannot go without buying something online or need to use a card, buy a prepaid one; these Mastercard and Visa cards can do everything your regular debit/credit cards can do without tracing purchases back to you.
Plastic cards might be a simple way for the government to track us, but our phones are the easiest. We don’t know what these devices are doing in the background; they could be recording, taking pictures and videos or sending our messages to a server to be examined.
If you need more proof of spying via our phones, look no further than the Internet, where you can pay for spying services on family members and see who they’ve been talking to or texting. These services are available to us, so imagine what the government can do.
GPS Tracking Needs Turned Off
Yet again, your phone can be your biggest enemy. Google and Apple maps help us get around, but the GPS within our phones allows apps to track our every move. On Google maps, there’s a feature that allows you to see every place you’ve visited, dating back several years. Now, that’s a cause for concern.
These features could put you at the scene of where a crime was committed, and while it won’t convict you, you could become a suspect. Anyone can use GPS to track you, so be sure to cover this base by shutting it off if you’re trying to avoid being tracked.
All of us are likely being tracked right now, and through multiple methods. The government has much more power in our lives than we realize, but we do have countermeasures we can take. Check out whether you’d be able to avoid being tracked on foot. The tips above could be a good place to start.
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