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Your Smartphone Doesn’t Belong to You

It belongs to the advertisers and tech companies exploiting you

A Nokia 3310: via Pixabey

I remember the moment that I realised that I don’t want to own a smartphone. It was 11AM on a Monday morning, everything was falling apart and I was stood outside an abandoned building that used to be a double-glazed window storage unit. It had been repurposed as an ecstasy-drenched, sweat fest.

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Simon Doherty

Simon Doherty

I’m a London-based writer and this is my blog. You can read my VICE articles here: https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/simon-doherty