Global Inequality in Your Pocket: How Cheap Smartphones and Lax Policies Leave Us Vulnerable to Hacking

The people who can least afford are often the most vulnerable to fraud and harassment when their digital privacy is violated.

When it comes to smartphones, not all users are created equal. Low and middle-income people around the world mostly rely on affordable Android devices to communicate and share information, but cheaper phones often leave users more vulnerable to online threats and hacking.

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https://advox.globalvoices.org/2017/03/30/global-inequality-in-your-pocket-how-cheap-smartphones-and-lax-policies-leave-us-vulnerable-to-hacking/

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