August 29, 2014

Cellphone_TheftWell you know how I like to talk about stuff and cell phones are stuff. I just read an article that said in Colombia last year 3 million cell phones were stolen. That works out to something like 8000 a day. Yup you read it right 8000 a day. Now to combat that the Government specifically President Santos wants to ban the import and export of used cell phones. I don’t think that will pass and I don’t think that will work if it does. But the bigger question is what are they really doing with those 3 million stolen cell phones? Do you think they’re stealing info they don’t have to steal the phone to do that? They can just walk by you and clone your phone and get all the info they want. If you think people in America are obsessed with their phones you should see people down here. If they have to go someplace that doesn’t allow cell phone usage they’re almost in a panic and as soon as they get out on goes the phone and they’re texting away. I think I’ve said this before I have a cell phone that’s strictly for emergencies. The people that are texting all the time have limited plans. If you make calls you need to buy minutes because most people can’t afford calling plans or don’t think they’re worth the money. In essence most phones in Colombia are pay as you go yet you must register the phone when you buy it. One thing I’ll tell you is that a cell phone is the biggest big brother tool in the Governments arsenal of spying. They all contain a GPS chip that will locate you to within feet. The cell phone social media are just tools that keep us from interacting on a truly personal basis. Well weekend is here and tomorrow I will actually post something about Jeff and his trains and there will be picture to show his progress. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


  1. valerie said

    again I say here were are in 1984 and way beyond


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