Tuesday, March 06, 2012

big brother

 There are an increasing number of media reports pointing out the perils of online activities. Basically everything we do online is logged, and the information is sold to the highest bidder.
The notion of "privacy" is fast-becoming a quaint,  old-fashioned 20th century notion.

Weekend Herald Sat March 3 2012:
"Smartphone apps can gain access to your phone contacts, quietly make calls, read and send text messages, record your exact location and take photos.
And many of your actions are tracked and analysed for advertisers or app developers - even a game of Angry Birds.......
Telecommunications Users Association chief executive Paul Brislen said".......' all too often we are very quick to give [up] all kinds of data without really thinking of the implications, about where the company is based and about just what is happening with your data once you hand it over'..."

read the full article here

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