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  • 1. Privacy Issues and Emerging Technologies
    Photo: JonJon2k8 -Flickr
  • 2. Some believe that new technologies such as cell phones and Facebook are bringing people closer together, but they are also creating privacy issues and concerns
    Photo: Rob Campbell -Flickr
  • 3. The Growing Popularity of Facebook has caused several privacy concerns, which are often overlooked by its millions of users
    Photo: Marco Paköeningrat – Flickr
  • 4. In December 2009 Facebook changed its settings to make some data public by requirement and some by default
    Photo: Mcdordor2001 - Flickr
  • 5. This can be potentially problematic for people who may have nothing to hide but prefer that all of their information be kept private
    Photo: Jorge Ramírez - Flickr
  • 6. In August 2009 five plaintiffs filed a civil lawsuit against Facebook claiming that the site violates consumer privacy laws in California. The complaint accused the site of violating the law by disclosing private information to third parties for commercial use (Musil).
    Photo: Charlotte Road - Flickr
  • 7. An Investigation by Canada’s privacy commissioner in July 2009 revealed that Facebook is unconcerned with its users privacy and should do more to protect their privacy.
  • 8. A major concern expressed by the commissioner was that it is unclear how members can delete their accounts rather then deactivate them. This means that Facebook could keep user data for an unknown amount of time which violates Canadian privacy laws
  • 9. Although there are several privacy concerns surrounding Facebook it has not stopped several million users from keeping their accounts active
    Facebook continues to grow in popularity and constantly gains new users
  • 10. Introducing newsfeed in 2006 led to major member backlash. However, in the last five years the majority of people have come to accept the newsfeed and the number of Facebook users continues to grow.
    Image: cbhdesign -Flickr
  • 11. 41% of people aged 8-17 have their profile privacy settings set to the default setting
    Photo –Megan Brown –Flickr
  • 12. OPEN
  • 13. This means that their profile is visible to anyone
  • 14. “Get Safe Online Research” found that 25% of registered users on Social Networking Sites posted sensitive personal information on their profiles
  • 15. This personal data included, phone number, home address or email address
  • 16. It has been discovered that smartphones which run Google’s android system can track its users locations and store the data in the phone
  • 17. The Cellebrite UFED is able to pull information from cell phones, smart phones, Android devices, Iphones and Ipods
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  • 18. Police are able to use this device to scan the contents of your phone during a traffic stop
  • 19. Your smartphone contains a lot of personal information including your emails, your contacts, where you have been and what you have done
    Photo- freedomONE1 -Flicker
  • 20. It is scary to think your phone contains information about who you know, what you have said to them, where you have been and with whom
    Photo- Globwon –Online -Flickr
  • 21. The amount of information stored on your phone becomes a privacy concern when you consider the consequences if you lost it or it was stolen
  • 22. It is scary to think how much one little device is able to reveal about your life to the police or a complete stranger and the damage that could be done if it were to fall into the wrong hands
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