Manage Your Mobile Privacy

Everything I’ve discussed so far about online privacy applies when you’re using a computer to access the internet. Your smartphone or tablet is also a computer that can connect to the internet, and I’ve called out a number of issues that affect mobile devices as much as their desktop counterparts (including private web browsing and email access) But mobile devices pose additional, unique challenges:

  • Smartphones—along with some tablets and smartwatches—connect to cellular data networks, which increase your privacy in limited respects but put you at greater risk in other ways. I discuss these issues in Cellular Data Considerations.

  • Because your mobile device is much more likely than your computer to be with you all ...

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