I'm seriously considering getting rid of phone contracts/sim card. Preaching about privacy but using the cell network on a daily basis feels hypocritical.

To begin with, I turned off mobile data on my phone for the last 7 days. There's still plenty of stuff to do while traveling offline like consuming RSS, podcasts, videocasts, ebooks, ... I'm missing looking things up online thou. Offline messaging actually feels way less stressful to me.

@uniq The problem is that without mobile connection there's no way to check Matrix or Mastodon in the break or in the bus.Well,the bus has a free wifi hotspot but speed and stability are shit 😢 But you can always connect to mobile data over Tor/Orbot,then your ISP knows that you were online but not what you did.When using internet at home,they also know that you're online.What's the big difference here?

@nipos @uniq The main difference I see, is that your provider knows your physical location.

Your device should not have a cellular modem or have a hardware switch for it.

@hexmasteen @uniq Your Wifi ISP also knows that you are at home when you are using the Wifi.And they know where your home is because you have to tell them at sign-up.If I want that nobody knows where I am,I can simply leave my phone at home.But I don't care that they know that I go to work every day at 7:00 and come back home every day at 17:30.

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@nipos nothing to hide? ;)

A home ISP knows when there are active devices at an address.

A mobile carrier has a pretty complete movement profile of every customer.

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