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Big brother is watching! | Digipreacher

Big brother is watching!

How many of you has a mobile phone or a tablet/iPad? How many of you are taking your phone or tablet to everywhere you go?

I can tell on my behalf that I have several mobile phones and a tablet and I am carrying at least one of them around. I am taking photos and sharing them, messaging with friends, colleagues and family, keeping up with social media channels and old-fashioned email and even writing notes with my mobile. Does this sound familiar?

Is your information safe?

During this week I am attending a conference in Falun in Sweden and the theme of the conference is Hyper-Connected World: Challenges of Interactivity and Connectedness. I participated a session about big data, where different ways of gathering masses of data were discussed. An example from Iceland were presented where they collected all the information from visitors’ mobiles when they arrived to a destination.

And it struck me! Have you ever understood that it is not just your mobile that is traceable? It is also all the things you do with it.

In most cases this information us anonymous and used for development purposes. And this is totally legal! But there is always the slight chance that someone gets into your personal information and starts using it. What about then?

So even though I am one of the biggest supporters of all digital tools and applications that improve businesses and effectiveness, I recommend businesses to be careful with the information they gather and also the databases they have.

Tourism in Iceland

However, we all as users of the devices are responsible for the information we share of ourselves. Naturally, it might be impossible or at least hard to shut down your telephone in order to keep it hidden, but you can avoid saving your credentials to the phone or browser, you can think how much of yourself you share online and when you join a free wifi you should be aware of the risks.

Or what do you think? Am I just writing bs and there is no worries in reality?

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