As of March 1st 2012, Your “Google profile” will include information taken from all Google services such as Android smartphones, Gmail, Google+ and YouTube. Based on your browsing habits and even things like email conversations, Google will actively collect your information and your interests and sync it into one “profile”, or what we like to call
For those who are unaware, every time you type something into your browser (such asgoogle) every word that you type is being tracked and used to create a digital dossier to target “specific” advertisement (things you like) to you. You may also be unaware that most websites that you connect to on-line also install a small
Surrendering Our Privacy: Given that the Internet has now created this enabling digital echo system that many of us have been sucked into out of convenience or necessity, are we the users really thinking about the privacy concerns associated with such access????? Often, we are placing too much information on-line, especially in Social Networks, which
Several months ago I brought to the attention of users at another forum, a software program known as “Firesheep” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NAM8oG … re=related ) This computer based program allowed “creepers” to view on-line sessions in places like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon where a user was accessing these sites via an open and unsecured WiFi network. These
When it comes to Social Networks, the leader is without a doubt Facebook. Facebook was the brain child of Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard University student who developed the social network in 2004. It has been estimated that as of July 1st 2011, there were over 750 million users on Facebook. Although the minimum age to
Will Canada Follow Along, I Hope Not: Recently a ruling by the United States Federal Trade Commission gave Internet data mining companies the legal right to collect our past, present and future posts on social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, and then sell it to employers as a “background” checking service for potential job applicants.