Mitzi Bickers

Celebrities, billionaires and criminals are making the switch to the old school flip phone to avoid privacy invasion by snooping government officials, law enforcement or Facebook.com.

When former Atlanta city manager Mitzi Bickers (pictured) was arrested on bribery, wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this month, she was spotted talking on a flip phone as she left the federal courthouse with her attorney.

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mixed race girl with iPhone

If you suspect that Apple is intentionally throttling or slowing down your iPhone to force you to upgrade, you’re not just being paranoid. Apple has confirmed rumors that the old iPhones are designed to slow down as the battery ages.

Forbes first noticed back in 2016 that their old iPhones were slowing down. They did a little investigating and learned that there is “something buried in iOS code called ‘Powerd’ that will increasingly slow down your device as your battery degrades.”

Once that code was removed, their old iPhones ran at normal speed again.

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Rihanna looks stylish as she talks on her flip phone in NYC

In September, online hackers uploaded nude pics of celebrities to the Internet. The graphic photos were reportedly stolen from Apple iPhone’s iCloud service. It should be noted that Apple has denied the allegations.

After suffering through the public humiliation of having their private and personal moments exposed to the world, celebrities such as Rihanna (pictured above) have gone back to using old skool flip phones to protect their privacy.

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Rihanna is all smiles as she leaves an office in baggy jeans with her grandpa in NYC

Pop singer Rihanna was all smiles as she left an office building in NYC with her beloved granddaddy. The 26-year-old Bajan national wore bell bottom jeans and a snazzy quilted, mixed fabric baseball jacket. Rihanna was also spotted carrying an old Motorola V3 cell phone as she headed to the studio to work on her eighth album. It’s heartwarming to see RiRi interacting so lovingly with her elders.
Photos: NorthWoodsPix / @PapCultureNYC / Splash News

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Obama Phones

The National Security Agency (NSA) disclosed in a classified Capitol Hill briefing that it didn’t obtain court orders to listen in on Americans’ phone calls.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, made the disclosure on Thursday to members of Congress, CNET reports. The authorization extended to emails and text messages too.

According to CNET, “the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.”

In light of this most recent disclosure, it comes as no surprise that the Obama administration has quietly spent $2.2 BILLION dollars handing out free Obama phones to poor people (mostly blacks and Hispanics).

The reason for this wasteful expenditure of taxpayers’ money is simple: it’s easier to listen in on phone calls if everyone has a phone.

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