That's the title of an article I was reading in USA Today. One of its suggestions: check the App Settings to observe which ones are following you. So I did. To my surprise there were 189. The question to pose is: What are these apps tracking and who has access to this information? My answer: "I have no fu$@&*^# clue. However, I did delete every app on the list.
While I often repeat Scott McNealy's observation from many years ago: "You have no privacy. Get over it", it is troubling to realize that we are "economic units" to these companies. And, we have zero privacy.
Forget about the NSA. Compared to Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others, the NSA is a bunch of amateurs. Should we worry about this invasion of privacy? I think so. In your mind, fast-forward about ten years. The technological invasion of privacy will only get much more sophisticated and invasive.
For some tips about security and privacy, check out Buried Treasures of the Web.
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