Hence the reason I do not have a smart phone

I, like you, doubt many know of it. I knew from the beginning of smart phones that they should just give them away. They would be nothing more then a data collection device. Did you read about how Malls used them this Black Friday to track the user traffic while in the mall. That included all cell phone not just the smart ones. Congress should pass privacy laws governing this but they never will. We are slowing moving towards a country that is giving away it right to privacy with out even knowing it.

Who was it that said. If you take away all their rights at one time there will be a war. If you take them away one at a time they will not know until it is to late.

But is worthy of its own discussion.