Re: How would I know if I've been compromised?
Some of us would be considered 'enemies of the state' by the security services. I'm a paid up member of Scottish CND which wishes for the Trident nuclear deterrent to end and regularly stages demos at the Faslane base which close access to it.
I'm also a left wing Scottish Independence campaigner who wishes to break up the Union Polity of the United Kingdom. Considering they have files on utterly peaceful, non threatening environmental campaigners assuming my devices are NOT at risk considering what Snowden taught us would be naive in the extreme.
During the Scottish IndyRef there was a large discrepancy in the free space on my phone whether it was what the phone reported or the computer reported when it was connected. Nothing helped and I would often mysteriously run out of space I should have had.
Then the Android OS had a security update and I suddenly got all that space back, overnight. None of the cleaners or anti virus apps found anything wrong. Am I paranoid or justifiably cautious?
The Google app does not have permission to access the microphone and when meeting my fellow left wing Yes activists to discuss strategy my phone is switched off or left at home.
You may not have to think of such things but some of us, it seems, do.