Written by administrator on September 7th, 2012
Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called A ‘Tracker’
News from NPR:
Your cellphone is a tracking device collecting a lot more information about you than you may think, says ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass.
“They are collecting where we are — not just at one particular moment in the day, but at virtually every moment of the day,” Maass tells Fresh Air’s Dave Davies. “They are also taking note of what we are buying, how w…………… continues on NPR
Mobile Phone Privacy: Buck Stops With the User
News from TechNewsWorld:
Yes, those terms of service are annoying. They’re usually too complicated and too long, and users who want a certain mobile app will be inclined to click ‘next’ without actually reading the fine print, even if they’re worried about what rights they’re signing away. Still, “cellphone users need to take responsibility for their own data,” maintains Steve Durbin, global VP of the Information Security Forum.
Cellphone and smartphone users have a love-hate relationship with mobile apps. While they love the functionality and enhanced user experience they bring to the table, clearly many hate the perceived privacy intrusions, suggests a newly released report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
More than half — 54 percent — of app users surveyed decided against installing a cellphone app when they discovered how much personal information they would need to share in order to use it. Thirty percent uninstalled an app that was already on their cellphone because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share.
Many cellphone users take additional steps to protect the personal data on their mobile devices, including backing up photos, contacts and other f…………… continues on TechNewsWorld
Keeping a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S ll Locked Cell Phone in your pocket is the smart way to get connected to friends and family. Thi…
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