January 17, 2013

Privacy is so yesterday

It's hard enough to keep some stuff private in this world.  Every day a little bit more privacy is chipped away. 

For instance:

For those who donated to the genome project and were told there was a tiny chance they might be identified in the future... well the future is now.

Facebook no longer allows users to opt out of profile searches

The OKCupid blind date app... isn't blind at all, nor does it keep others in the dark.

So all this might make you think twice before downloading a smart phone app that could check you for skin cancer.

But it won't matter soon.  We have people like "Bob" working at our critical infrastructure
companies... Bob outsourced his job to China so he could browse the web all day at work.  Once China moves in and takes over, all the rest becomes a moot point.

It's a strange world out there. 

Posted by: Teresa in Ho-Hum at 10:06 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 To see anyone on Facebook complaining about a lack of privacy, is to laugh.

Posted by: Rev. Paul at January 18, 2013 12:47 PM (upyv2)

2 Paul - too true. I keep telling people it's like limited blogging so treat it as such. 

Posted by: Teresa at January 18, 2013 01:57 PM (hJwgq)

3 What??  As someone who donated to a genome project... that news leaves me a bit nonplussed.  It was supposed to be private.  Unlike Facebook.

Posted by: Pam at January 18, 2013 07:30 PM (VZULe)

4 Yeah Pam it's a bit disconcerting. But I think it's the men who have more of a problem if I understand it correctly. Still. Not good. 

Posted by: Teresa at January 18, 2013 09:34 PM (hJwgq)

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