Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Does your smartphone compromise your privacy?
Do you ever stop to think about how much information your smartphone has about you? Let’s suppose that you perform frequent searches for “HIV” and “AIDS” on your mobile device. Furthermore, suppose you’re frequently using Google Maps and other mapping software to look for the nearest HIV treatment center in your area. Can anyone tap into this information that is on your mobile device?
So, what does this say about smartphones and our privacy? People are spending more time on their mobile devices than ever before. These devices are capturing and collecting a ton of information about who we are. Geolocation and built-in GPS features are also collecting information about your location.