North Korea has its own smartphones for use in the nation, and users have to download apps at physical store locations where they can get only get government approved apps.
Constant interruptions from your smartphone can change your brain’s chemistry to make you feel anxious and distracted. Notifications can trigger the release of a hormone called cortisol. This tenses muscles, increases heart rate and causes palms to become sweaty.
TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that are inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person. It means government entities can play a tone through the TV and ping all the phones in the room, identifying the whole group.
According to top addiction experts, “Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine”.
65% of smartphone users download zero apps per month.