Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening Personally, I am glad to see that these practices are being scrutinized (see my comments below). The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned […]
Here is one company’s promise on its website to anyone who wants to eavesdrop on someone else’s cellphone: “You could now listen in 100% completely undetected.” The average person now has easy access to spy technology allowing them to gather cellphone information, read private emails, and track someone’s location using GPS. Experts say that the technologies are […]
I found this story very interesting because I just learned through watching a crime show program that the location of pictures taken on your smartphone give the GPS location where the picture was taken. On the crime show, a kidnapper was caught because he snapped a “proof of life” photo of his victim and sent […]
NBC News Reports on How Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks Almost all smartphones and GPS cameras, by default, enable the geotagging feature. This new technology gives the public control to see where a posted picture was taken, within fifteen feet.
Think that posting a picture on a social media website could put you in danger? Not danger like getting in trouble with family, friends, or an employer, but physical danger? For even the poorest of cyber stalkers, it’s not that difficult to determine where someone lives based on their Facebook profile alone; indeed, there are […]