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Use of iPads, iPhones can affect privacy

A wireless expert has revealed how iPads and iPhones design choice and regulation can affect the privacy and speech rights of users. Stephen B. Wicker, Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering, said that by using the wireless information networks the users are actually selling their privacy.

Wicker said it is vitally important to recognize that cellular telephony is a surveillance technology, and that unless we openly discuss this surveillance capability and craft appropriate legal and technological limits to that capability, we may lose some or all of the social benefits of this technology, as well as a significant piece of ourselves. In reality we are surrendering our privacy to use these devices.  With the data that is collected by service providers and third parties used for direct marketing.

Celluar databases have accumulated a lot of information that is now being exploited by service providers and law enforcement.


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