3/02/2012

iPhone, Android, and YOUR PERSONAL PICTURES! Privacy Policies Falling Under Scrutiny

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Recent stories in the news have singled out iPhones as having flaws in their privacy policies in their apps. In order to upload an app the individual user must agree to give the app access to information stored in their phone. The primary intent being to record the geographical location of the user, however, one of the ways geo-location is gathered is by accessing the locations recorded on pictures and videos stored on the phone. The apps upload the info from your phone to a private server and from that point on ...

THERE ARE NO CONTROLS OVER HOW IT IS USED!

Up until this point Android users have been sitting back and quietly snickering to themselves thinking " I told you so ... ", but guess what ...

ANDROID APPS ARE VULNERABLE TOO!


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Even though phones using Googles android software, which require permission before allowing the upload of pictures or videos, have flaws and loopholes which make it possible for the same breach of privacy to occur. It isn't just phones and ipads that are vulnerable to misuse of permissions granted to apps ... even a laptop, or home computer can one way or another find it's information, stored pictures, or videos available to unwanted sources once an application has been given the standard, commonly accepted permission ...

THEY HAVE CARTE BLANCHE TO USE IT AS THEY SEE FIT!


The good news is ... as users have become more aware, and the news agencies have now begun to track and report the issue, the race is on to plug the holes, and limit access to only information that is necessary, and block access to information, images, and files that individuals and businesses prefer to keep personal. It's a safe bet that both Google and Apple have their best and brightest minds mapping out a strategy already!



Rick Thomas, Social media/SEO Consultant in Ft Myers Florida,Regional Search Engine Marketing For Businesses, Improved Google Search Engine Rankings, Company Facebook Pages Created & Managed, Located in Fort Myers Florida. Yes I am For Hire!

Contact Rick Thomas at 239 896-7020

RickThomas@FtMyersMarketing.com

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