Today, what smart phones can do has gotten way ahead of what most users understand. In fact it has gotten way ahead of all laws to protect consumers.
That’s why the effort of Senator Charles Schumer may be necessary. If the industry doesn’t want to police itself, then it has to be policed.
If users don’t want to protect themselves, they must be protected.
Users confidential information stored on their smart phones can be spied on by companies when customers use Apps on phones like Google Android and Apple iPhone.
Users are not OK making their private information public.
It is bad enough the technology exists. However companies should not be allowed to steal data like text and pictures from users.
But the laws have not yet caught up to the advanced technology.
If anything, this could be an opt-in system for users who think it’s OK to have no privacy.
However the vast number of customers are against having their private information stolen and made public.
The Federal Trade Commission will investigate and should get this done yesterday.
Whether you generally agree or disagree with Senator Schumer, every user should be thankful and agree with him on this.
Innocent users private information is being attacked and stolen on a regular basis.
This is wrong and should be illegal unless the user gives permission. Period.
Anything else is simply a lowering of the standards of society and the breaching of privacy.
Private information on a private device should remain private. Period.
There are many of these kinds of issues that we will have to deal with over the next several years. As the technology opens new doors, we have to look closely at that door and not ignore it.
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