Your Right. Your Data. Your Life.
What started the creation of AIRO.LIFE in late 2017 and our Be Free Phone or Free Phone is a number of factors, one of the factors has been transparency or the lack thereof in the past with data collection.
AIRO.LIFE has been redefining data collection and the future of it with open and honest methods with privacy by design at its core that reward the end-user with the allowance of their personal data collection.
Many consumers or end-users simply do not realize what kind of data is being collected. According to Briefbid, a very small fraction of people have a good understanding of what happens to their data.
Here is an eerie example, you accept microphone access from an app you just downloaded but the app nowhere outlines why it needs access to your mic or what it will be listening for. What are the keywords approved by you that the app or mic will be listening for? Sports Teams, vegetables, vacation destinations? What if the mic can identify or is listening for irregular tones in your voice which signify stress? Did you approve such monitoring?
Another example, you accept microphone access, your phone lays next to your bed on a nightstand… During the course of the night, your phone may be on, possibly listening to your sleep patterns… Snoring or stoppage or struggle with breaths throughout the night. You may unknowingly have sleep apnea; the app or microphone has identified a possible health issue od sleep apnea based on your breathing patterns… You’re not sleeping appropriately at night and this in effect affects your life span. Why is this valuable? This is very valuable to life insurance companies, a possible third-party buyer of this data. This end-user has also done an ancestry DNA test which resells data, in turn, its identified that there is a strong correlation with specific genetic markers and people that are high risk for sleep apnea and life longevity. You and possibly anyone with your genetic markers is now exposed to higher cost of life insurance without you indirectly ever knowing due to the microphone access on your phone or app.
AIRO.LIFE has no such interest in this type of data collection, but we do have an interest in transparency and people being rewarded for what’s personally theirs.
Your data is of value, your life is of value, life on earth is of utmost value. AIRO.LIFE main priority is to transform conventional models for People and Planet. We aim to usher in free access to information with a means of education by bringing a freemium model of smartphones and telecom to the World Masses. The faster we educate the World, the faster we can bring sustainability of life for generations to come.
Founder and CEO
The Telecommunications Industry has been operating largely unfettered and over time has become, both in Canada and the United States (US), ruled by a few large players. This makes competition by smaller companies very difficult if not impossible.
This lack of competition is what drives up the price of your smartphone and plan. North America has some of the highest costs for cell phone services in the world.