We love our smartphones. They entertain us, keep us updated, allow us to communicate with pretty much anyone in the world, and much more.
But there’s no denying that they have their darker side. The supply chain in sourcing the materials that go into your average cell phone often consists of poor working conditions, low wages and exploitation.
The environmental impact of cell phones is now unimaginable. And the fact that we tend to get rid of our old phones while they are still perfectly working only makes the problem worse, resulting in endless waste and constant demand for new devices.
And then there is the impact of our massive smartphone addiction on privacy. Knowing it or not, the device in your pocket is constantly communicating with organizations that want to know all about you for their own dirty commercial purposes.
A study from 2018 showed that a smartphone with Chrome shares its location around 340 times in a 24-hour period – even when it is undisturbed in sleep mode. Another 2018 study found that 88.4% of the 100,000 apps tested contained Google trackers.
Fortunately, there is a solution to all of these problems in the form of iodé, a promising startup that is into refurbished and new smartphones that run a custom version of Android called iodéOS – and which also works according to the latest ethical models.
iodéOS focuses on data protection, analyzes data requests in real time and automatically blocks (or blocks in real time) the unwanted recipients of this data. The operating system also allows you to block / unblock any recipient you want and check your apps for privacy to make sure you are always in control of what goes in and out.
Using iodéOS not only protects your data from annoying marketers, but also protects you from the risk of a data breach. These are more common than you might think and can have devilish consequences.
You can now buy a cell phone from iodé with a clear conscience, because all phones sold are either refurbished according to the highest technical standards or manufactured according to the highest ethical standards, with environmentally friendly components and fair payment throughout the supply chain.
To find out more and maybe even shop with your smartphone, visit the iodé website now.