I was given an Android phone
It's supposed to be a good one. I had it demoed for me and it certainly has some nice features.
It's still in the draw. I won't be using it.
Crap like this.
No mobiles, no tablets, no internet enabled on any computers except for an old beater with dual boot XP/Linux. And the XP is only for testing some stuff - it won't have internet enabled by default.
I realise I am in the minority, but I really don't need a phone/tablet etc. as I don't have any friends. Everything I need to do I can do on an air-gapped computer, and Linux is actually a real treat to use for surfing as it is a much richer experience compared to the bloat of a hi-jacked windows machine.
People keep asking me if I have Whatsapp or wtf the latest fad is, and I say 'no, I don't have a mobile phone/tablet'. They then shuffle slowly sideways muttering excuses to get away from the weirdo. Fine. If people can't conduct business by going through channels other than these security nightmares, then they won't do business with me. Their loss.
And I'm not a Luddite. I embrace technology. But it has all turned into 'hippy-hell' when it should have been 'hippy-heaven'. I pray that this is some kind of bubble and that it will burst. But my greatest fear is that this is the future, forever, now.
Whatever happened to ethical hackers? The internet is going through another wild-west phase, this time far nastier and more nefarious than that which went before.
Stop the spinning globe in the upper top corner. I want to get off.