Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Not for me, I still pay with cash & credit cards; never my phone to pay and wouldn't know how. I have keys not Apps. I remain as analogue as possible to get through my day.

Dec 08, 2022 06:12 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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One phone, one phone number and that's it for me. Also, just one email. I do no banking or other financial transactions on my phone. Personal data on my phone is limited. My phone does not replace my wallet. 

Dec 08, 2022 06:00 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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It's bad enough that I have ONE phone! LOL

Dec 08, 2022 06:00 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Hi, Richie

    "Your" smartphone is a databank for marketers, Government agencies, and others.  Everything you store in there is wide open to Google, NSA, and countless others.   

   No thank you, I will not use it to pay bills. I will not load it full of software ("apps", doesn't that sound hip?) that will relay everything I see, say, hear, and do to nefarious groups who are building a dossier on me.

   A second phone?  I already have that, it's called "my wife's cell phone".

Dec 08, 2022 07:08 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My cell phone is used for personal and business needs. Hackers are out there everywhere...calls, texts, emails. It is just part of how we roll these days. Need to use our heads as with any tool.

Dec 08, 2022 06:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

 

NOT MY CELL PHONE 

My wallet is not replaced by my cell phone ... no way! 

My cell phone does not turn on gadgets.   I do. 

If people would only wake the Hell-0 up and realize what is being done with technology.  I will leave it at that.  

 

 

Dec 08, 2022 08:29 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I do not need another number for telemarketers to have.

Dec 08, 2022 06:26 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not ready for it, haha.  I have never really even trusted the cloud for the storage of sensitive documents either, but I guess it is happening.  I don't want two phones.

Dec 08, 2022 06:13 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

I follow a Written Information Security Policy (WISP) for strong security and data privacy.

I use my cell phone for phone calls and very few selected apps. I do not use any snoopware apps from big tech.

I moved my email to ProtonMail based in Switzerland. I use multiple email aliases using SimpleLogin email forwarding to my real email addresses.

I do not use any internet connected gadgets except my smart TV.

I use Brave or Firefox browser. I use Presearch for my search engine.

I use a virtual credit card number that is an alias for my real credit card number.

Any files stored in cloud storage are encrypted by me and the storage provider does not have the decryption keys.

As your own Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you can choose to educate yourself on cybersecurity and data privacy or not.  There are useful videos on YouTube and groups on Reddit providing strategies and tips.  The security and privacy information and most solutions are free or low cost.

There is a growing user migration away from big tech toward smaller, privacy and security oriented smaller companies using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that does not collect or sell user data.

Dec 08, 2022 09:32 AM
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Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
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NOT me, I'm in agreement with most here! 

 

I still don't rely on technology, too many opportunities for issues like hackers. Besides if the batteries fell or no connection is established, I'm the one that can keep moving forward.

 

Keep in mind, that whatever man/women invent - they can figure out a way to access...

 

The only thing man/women can't figure out is how to un-scramble an egg. Reason is: "Man didn't invent the Egg!" LOL

 

 

 

Dec 08, 2022 09:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No medical on my phones for any reason. Will not do it.

Dec 08, 2022 07:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We already see this in China.  With their health passport system they've been marking people at anti-lockdown and anti-Xi protests as having been infected.  All of a sudden they're no longer allowed in their homes.  People were setting up tent cities prior to protests expecting to be locked out.

With money, they can lock you out of your account and they now have a 3 year expiration on their digital currency to encourage spending (and thus perpetual poverty).

 

No, I'm not a fan of the phone controlling everything... especially when companies like Google and Apple make the CCP look benign.

I pay with cash as much as possible to keep that circulating and to do my part to prevent the digital dollar.  Once that goes digital, all privacy and financial security goes out the window.

Dec 08, 2022 07:53 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

One phone to rule them all, one phone to find them.  One phone to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

Dec 08, 2022 06:25 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have considered a second phone, but as I'm approaching a retirement age I opted to just deal with the one.  From time to time I give people my husband's number instead of mine to schedule deliveries and service calls because I might not pick up that call.

Dec 08, 2022 06:32 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am afraid the young people will be into this more with their tech skills

I am to old for that.

 

Dec 08, 2022 10:51 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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I do not use my phone to pay anything.  Cash or credit card for us. Not a chance I want 2 phones.....ugh.

Dec 08, 2022 10:28 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Or you can keep them in a Faraday bag 😁. Will our heads fit in a faraday bag when we get Elon's neural implant?

I keep cash, keys, and credit cards with me.

Dec 08, 2022 10:05 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
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Don't have apps on my phone. Super careful not to mix credit with phone or any thing that recalls my password. Everything can be hacked. 

The phone can listen even when turned off. 

Dec 09, 2022 09:14 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The tin can and string still working well. Climbing hill tops and hollering loudly is one form of cellular communication Richie Alan Naggar . Heck of an echo echo echo. Do you know morse code? 

Dec 09, 2022 04:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Most things in life can be a blessing or a problem, it is up to us to decide how to make them more of a blessing and less of a problem.

Dec 08, 2022 08:48 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

One IPhone is good enough for me.

Dec 08, 2022 07:41 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do NOT use my phone for paying anything, and have a hard enough time keeping track of the one phone I have, my business number forwards to my cell, so one phone for me.

Dec 08, 2022 03:03 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
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I have two numbers on one phone. And I am not storing my medical information on it, nor is it going to replace my wallet.

Dec 08, 2022 12:55 PM