Video: Do You Know What Your Mobile Is Doing Behind Your Back?

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 31 months ago
Video: Do You Know What Your Mobile Is Doing Behind Your Back?

Your mobile phone — it's like your best friend. You likely spend more time gazing at it than at your own family. It's your main source of information; you may even be reading this on it.

But do you know with whom it's also communicating? Which companies is it relaying data to, what information it's sending them and who else can access it?

Channel 4 News technology journalist Geoff White and ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson know — and they've produced an interactive show to tell you more. Get a flavour of this unsavoury news for yourself in the video above.

The Secret Life Of Your Mobile Phone is at Etcetera Theatre Camden, 4-7 December, 9pm. Tickets are £8, available from the website.

Last Updated 17 November 2015


And all this it the reason why my mobile phone only makes and takes phone calls or sends and receives text messages! Old fashioned and not necessarily up and running with the times, I leave the Internet to my computer at home and the comfort of using a full sized keyboard rather than a couple of fingers and my thumbs. I feel very secure in my own person and have never yearned for people to send me 'likes' for my perhaps mundane achievements. and might I ask if there is such a person as an 'ethical' hacker? Isn't that an oxymoron?