in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

Can I be anonymous whilst using my phone

Can I be anonymous whilst using my phone

The short answer is you can’t, and there are several reasons why. Your SIM card can be directly linked to your identity, account or point of purchase. The IMEI and the IMSI numbers in your phone are unique and can also be linked directly to your location and/or identity. In general, Mobile phone tracking is a well established technology and the only way to prevent this type of location tracking is to remove the battery, carry a Faraday cage-like accessory or not bring your phone at all.

If you want, however, you can browse the Internet anonymously from your phone:

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