Privacy is Dead

Privacy is long past dead. You don’t have to look any further than Google, Facebook, Twitter and other popular social networking platforms. It’s our human nature to want to be trusting. It’s also human nature to want to feel accepted. Based on these two human tendencies, privacy concerns will continue to fall on deaf ears.

Over the past couple of years, I have conducted many of my own social experiments by leveraging social media and other online platforms. I could share the mounds of data that I discovered, but I don’t want to bore the average reader. Instead, I will just simply leave it at this; privacy is a thing of the past.

Now that big data and analytics is here, consumers

BEWARE: ISP Tech’s using your Internet

I was out in public the other day and I overheard something that was quite concerning. There were two guys talking to each other who both work for a ISP (Internet Service Provider). They were discussing back and forth about how easy it is to download “questionable” stuff from the Internet by using customer’s wireless networks. By questionable stuff, I am talking about porn, illegal music and movies.

They said that all they have to do is go into any neighborhood that is serviced by the same ISP, and simply park their service vehicle on a street and open up their laptop. From there, they are able to connect to any number of wireless networks.

The ISP technicians are able to connect

Facebook Location History

Many of you are probably not aware that Facebook is tracking more information about you than you think. I find it a bit ironic that so many people were really upset with the NSA for collection of personal information on people.

However, people don’t realize that the very same applications they are using on their own mobile device are collecting the same (if not more) personal/private information. Take for example, Facebook – there is a a feature that tracks your location and keeps a history of the places you visit each day.

This feature is enabled by default and can be disabled. However, the point is that the several applications installed on your phone