Posts Tagged ‘privacy’
Almost everyone is on Facebook today. For many people, it’s the first stop in the morning and the last stop before they go to bed. People sign on and off throughout the day. Users access it from desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets. You can sign up for tons of other online services using Facebook. Facebook is the center of the online “universe” for millions of people, but how much control do they really have over it?
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What is Carrier IQ?
Carrier IQ is software that comes pre-installed on certain handheld devices. It collects usage data that mobile operators and device manufactures analyze so they can make hardware, network and service improvements, according to Carrier IQ. It runs all the time and cannot be turned off, although it can be removed by unlocking the phone and gaining administrator access, which typically voids the warranty.
A 25-year-old systems administrator in Connecticut set off a media firestorm after discovering mysterious software on his Android that appeared to be recording his activities. Software maker Carrier IQ says the software is designed to give carriers usage and other stats so they can improve the network and service. But the researcher argues that the software represents a serious privacy threat because sensitive data is being logged without user permission.
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With todays world becoming increasingly internet oriented, online safety is more of a concern than ever. The internet is full of predators, from pedophiles, to scammers and identity thieves, to cyber bullies.
This dosent mean that your children should avoid the internet, it just means that you should be aware of the pitfalls and know how to protect them. Read the rest of this entry »