When you consider connecting the dots to create a picture, imagine your phone number as the dot that connects everything else they know about you. Even if they have it all, it is up to you whether or not they have the dot with your phone number to complete the picture.
All it takes to find everything is to just find that phone number connected to one of the many things we already know like your facebook account (which requires a phone number) or any shopping card from a corporate retailer you may have given your number to. Do you still believe those corporations don’t sell or trade your private information? Well even if you do, it doesn’t matter because they are all systematically hacked a bare minimum of every 3-5 years.
Any email you get for free is being picked off as we speak. It doesn’t matter if you gave the provider any phone information or not. All you have to do is reveal your phone number in the text of an email and boom!! Mission accomplished!! Free emails mine everything that comes across your screen, including drafts. Why do you think they always want you to “secure” your email account with a phone number?
If you have connected to an old friend or new business acquaintance by email or social media and given them your phone number in a message it is connecting you to that phone number and that media account.
It’s called the world wide WEB for a reason. Everything you do is sucked into a giant computer and maintained for profit and micromanagement of the public. A good researcher can take an unknown phone number and use cell towers to “pair” it with other devices already known to be in your name. For example: a burner phone (see our article on burner phones https://privacyliving.com/2016/05/17/what-is-a-burner-phone-how-can-it-help-me/ ) can have its owner pegged pretty efficiently when it is continually detected near the same owner’s normal cell phone or other smart device. This can include cars with smart devices embedded in them. By detecting an unknown phone continually traveling to the same places and staying at the same address all night along with already known devices it is easy to deduce that you are the owner.
As you can see, being truly anonymous requires some serious work but it is possible. You can always pick up a copy of “Disappear in 24 Hours” by Lonn E Wolfenstein if you want to do a total makeover. The book is available at Brave New Books in Austin TX or can be ordered by clicking the products link at the top of this page.