Weekend tech reading: Are you giving up your privacy too easily?

By Matthew
Mar 31, 2013
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  1. Say you’ve come across a discount online retailer promising a steal on hand-stitched espadrilles for spring. You start setting up an account by offering your e-mail address -- but before you can finish, there’s a ping on your phone. A...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,819   +884

    With smartphones it is kinda hard to not let go of your privacy.
  3. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Posts: 227   +14

    What I'm afraid is that kids growing up with all this technology will think that this is normal to give out, and it will be a standard.
  4. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 696   +212

    The government and big business certainly hope so.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,257   +462

    The government and big business already operate as such.
  6. Kunming

    Kunming Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    I think privacy IS being given up too easily actually...
    It's a shame people don't have a greater concern for it.
    It's also a shame that the web allows so much of it.

    Personally, I can recommend the browser extensions:

    Ghostery
    NoScript
    HTTP Everywhere

    If you've never used them, they'll be a little clunky initially.
    But they're very good I think and they can be tweaked :).
  7. Serag

    Serag TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Most people are indeed giving up their privacy online without their knowledge, be it through going with the normal settings of any smartphone apps or just by downloading and using Google Chrome :p
  8. Lazy.Lee

    Lazy.Lee Newcomer, in training

    Wait ! Are you read them ? LOL, so funny if you are not my lawyer when read those Privacy.
  9. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    There is no such thing as privacy, with drones in the sky, wiretapping etc. But here on the internet, we have a chance for privacy. (That is if you secure it through hotspot shield)or tor/any other ip changing program.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    To hell with privacy!!

    Get out your cam and shake your penis, then repeat after me. "I hope that congress is watching, otherwise I'm wasting my time."
    St1ckM4n, davislane1 and spencer like this.
  11. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    I am throughly surprised you said that, lol. Show the drones what they want to see I guess.
    Also not congress but DHS. I'll do to the drones what I did when I got fake fbi malware. lol, you want to turn on my webcam well ok...
     


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