HandyNummerOrten is a very interesting service. That’s putting it lightly.
You have to understand that, given the current political climate, more and more people want to disappear from the internet. They think that any kind of data collection is an intrusion into personal privacy and should be regulated by the government.
In fact, a lot of consumers don’t want Google or any other large tech company to know what kind of websites they check out and what kind of things that they usually search for on the internet.
It really all boils down to keeping your thoughts private. And believe me, when you’re doing searches, you pretty much reveal your thoughts to anybody who is watching.
Unfortunately, if you are a member of Facebook or you do a lot of searches on Google, these companies actually listen in and track your activities.
Now, why would they do such a thing? Wasn’t “Don’t be evil” Google’s corporate motto for a long, long time? Well, things have changed.
You see, in the dog eat dog world of online advertising, advertising platforms like Google and Facebook have to compete for every red cent of advertiser dollars they get. And one key strategic advantage these companies have is their ability to track the intent and the interest of people using their platforms.
Let’s put it this way, if you are looking for a Teifi Valley hotel room, when you type in questions or phrases related to Teifi Valley hotel rooms, Google will put all this information together and give you the kind of ad that you are more likely to click on. That’s really the bottom line. It’s all about getting you to click on an ad.
Facebook does the same thing. And this is why a lot of people are freaking out. A lot of people are thinking that they are being spied on. A lot of people are thinking that they’re being profiled.
But if you are traveling, for example, in the Teifi Valley or in any other area of the world, it might be a good idea for the internet to track you.
What if something happens to you? What if you drop off the face of the earth? What if you disappear or something worse happens to you?
This is why there is a growing yet small movement of people who would like their cell phone to constantly ping their location to the internet. This way, if something happens to you, or people don’t hear from you for a long, long time, they only need to go to a website and retrieve your location.
Now, this is an extreme solution. There is a service that kind of meets you half way. This is handyorten-24.de.
This website gives you an app that you install on your phone. If, for whatever reason, your phone disappears, you only need to go to handyorten-24.de and you can then start tracking your phone.
Of course, there’s something else that needs to happen. You have to configure your phone to turn on its geo-location signal. In other words, it’s always sending a signal to the cell phone tower so it can be tracked.
If you’re able to do this, then you reduce your chances of saying goodbye permanently to your cell phone. You know and I know just how important the information in your phone is. It’s a bad idea to lose your phone.
So thankfully, with these types of services, you get a chance at recovering your phone.
Now, of course, the downside to this is that you are at the mercy of your phone’s battery life. Your phone will no longer ping cell phone towers once its battery gives out.
So keep in mind that this is a limited solution. This is not some sort of slam dunk, across the board, cookie cutter type of solution. Unfortunately, no such solution exists.