The online security and privacy conundrum
It seems like these days, online security and privacy is a topic which is always in the news and with social media sites like facebook allowing us to control the type of personal information that we want to share with the rest of the world, we may feel a sense of security. The questions is: is our privacy really secure?
Sometimes, if we are not sure of the controls, we may inadvertently allow access. This is especially so if the controls are complicated, use confusing language or if we did not truly understand the implication.
Most of us would, I suspect, also not place too tight a set of restrictions on access controls, as this would mean the loss of functionality. Location services has to be turned on, if you're using map apps, otherwise it not be of much use in locating your present location.... also, tracking of misplace handphones such as the 'Find iPhone' apps would not be of much use if you did not turn on the location permission.
This Business Insider article discusses some drawbacks when users have control over their se
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