Today, the phase of technology makes our work very easy and saves time. But it also brought some bad qualities.
Now, smart phones are part of our lives. From looking at ourappointments, talking to our friends, everything can be done from smart phones. Researchers also reveal that our phones are aware of what we are doing, with reports that they know every step we take. So what information is being shared with companies?
Some academics from US universities have written about how these technologies work and their security issues in the Conversation.
Many applications share personal information
A research based at the University of California revealed that 7 out of 10 applications share personal data with companies. 15% of the applications used in the research are sending data to various ‘tracking ‘ sites.
Turning off tracking doesn’t always work
Even users claiming that their phones and applications arenot monitoring themselves are vulnerable. Computer scientist GueveraNoubir from NortheasternUniversity, ” A phone can track theuser’s fingerprints and learn secret passwords. When your phone is in your pocket, you can share information with companies, such as where you are or where you go. “says.
Your profile is worth Money
Information such as who you are, where you are, what you do, it is combined with massive detailed digital profiles to monetize. JonathanWeinberg, law professor at Wayne State University says that online and offline data is combined,creating clear targets for ads andcreating targeted ads on Facebook for that person.
No rules and laws (in the United States)
Right now in the United States, there are no services toprotect people’s confidential data. “Federal Law protects medicalinformation, financial data and records associated with education” saidFlorian Schaub of the University of Michigan. The laws in Europe are more inclusive. but there are similar problems.