Phone carriers have a lot of information about you, perhaps more than you were aware of. They know who you texted or called and when, your text message content, bill history, biometric fingerprint, some social media activity.
What can you do about it?
✅ You can write an 📧 to your phone carrier expressing your concerns about how their data collection makes you vulnerable. Some phone companies offer benefits to switching networks, so you may want to look into changing from a phone company that has been targeted to one that has a more reliable history.
✅ Use privacy-focused messaging apps. ➡️ Phone carriers can only see your download of the app, but not your individual calls and messages.
✅ Use a VPN, a password manager and delete old accounts that you don’t use anymore.
Try to be protected!