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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 4:00 pm 
zimmertr wrote:
fn1889m wrote:
I have managed to turn off most of the tracking features on my cell phone.
You may have disabled your GPS chip with software and likewise disabled a few application's permission requests for your location information, but it would be easy for your phone's manufacturer to remotely enable it once more. Sounds like I'm wearing a tinfoil hat?
It's common knowledge that smart phone makers and other tech vendors are not completely forthright about how the technology they make function. agree.gif

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 4:31 pm 
fn1889m wrote:
I donít want to be monitored by a wireless transmitter for my entire hike.
Automatic trackpoint sending requires a more expensive subscription, and has to be enabled. Keeping your device on does make it possible for Garmin to query your location (e.g. if they have a request from law enforcement). I'm comfortable with that, but YMMV.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 7:08 pm 
I am not obsessed with tracking. But the InReach is just for emergencies. I also deleted my google apps. I am not going to make it easy for them. But itís not about the inReach. Itís about the slow loss of wilderness. The InReach is representative of the injection of infrastructure into wilderness recreation. Electronic devises, use fees, and a digital interface, are really a form of infrastructure where we otherwise prohibit roads. People have differing ideas how wilderness can be accessed. A personal satellite transmitter is a little like bolting a route. I am not against them. To each his own. But donít play your radio in camp.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 8:25 pm 
fn1889m wrote:
I also deleted my google apps
Because this seems important to you. FYI. You can buy faraday bags.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 10:07 pm 
Cyclopath wrote:
fn1889m wrote:
I also deleted my google apps
Because this seems important to you. FYI. You can buy faraday bags.
Will it double as a bear bag?

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