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    • The New Dangers of the Mobile World
      By: Mark Tremblay
      Image by Phil Roeder
    • We’re witnessing a shift away from desktops and laptops onto mobile devices.
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    • The figures don’t lie, in January to March of 2010 alone, 314.7 million phones were sold.
      Source: The Growth of Mobile: Stats and Figures will Shock You
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    • Currently over 70 percent of the world’s population now owns a mobile phone.
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    • A child is more likely to own a mobile phone than a book.
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      Source: The Growth of Mobile: Stats and Figures will Shock You
    • It’s easy to see why the shift has occurred, mobile phones are multi-functional; people can call others, SMS, do online banking, check the news, and purchase products.
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    • But with all these luxuries come many disturbing problems
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    • The first problem comes from applications like Foursquare; a social network were people “check-in”to places they visit.
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    • It acts like a 24 hour surveillance system in which people can’t go anywhere without others knowing.
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    • “I realized I didn’t want people knowing where I was lunching, what time I was leaving work, or whether I had night time plans.” Barry Lowenthal
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      Source: There’s Nowhere to Hide
    • Applications like Foursquare also promote negative human behaviours like narcissism and self-absorption. People become obsessed with advertising themselves like a “brand.”
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    • “I wasn’t sure that my real whereabouts were reinforcing the image I wanted the world to conjure up when they thought of me.” Barry Lowenthal
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      Source: There’s Nowhere to Hide
    • The second problem created in a mobile world is the invasion of privacy in regards to the law.
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    • Is it legal for police to do a random cellphone check?
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    • “When you consent to have your smartphone searched, you’re also giving up data on all your contacts, who haven’t consented” Charles Arthur
      Image by Ed Yourdon
      Source: Smartphone not so Smart
    • The third problem is privacy invasion found within the devices themselves, researchers recently revealed that IPhones store locations co-ordinates and timestamps on owner’s movement.
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      Source: IPhone Keeps Track of Everywhere you go
    • This means if anyone ever stole someone’s IPhone, they could discover all sorts of details about the owner’s movement using a simple program.
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      Source: IPhone Keeps Track of Everywhere you go
    • “Location is one of the most sensitive elements in anyone’s life.” Simon Davies
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      Source: IPhone Keeps Track of Everywhere you go.
    • Apple actually has permission to all of this data; at the end of its 15 200 condition agreement for iTunes, there is an 86 word paragraph on “location-based services”.
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      Source: IPhone Keeps Track of Everywhere you Go
    • Privacy invasion has also captured on with Google who have admitted to capturing and saving WI-FI data.
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      Source: IPhone Keeps Track of Everywhere you Go
    • The final problem with the mobile world is its effect on people’s basic common sense.
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    • This year, 1 500 people had been fined 167$ dollars in Vancouver for texting while driving. In 2010, 17 000 drivers were charged in Toronto.
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      Source: Does Texting While Driving Make Sense to you?
    • Have we become so plugged in that we‘ve forgotten the basic rules of driving school “Always pay attention to the road, avoid distractions.”
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    • “We already have the most sophisticated machine known to man (the brain). If that doesn’t work, no app will.” Andrew Clark
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      Source: Does Texting While Driving Make Sense to you?
    • Some feel, myself included, that people text while they drive because they think they’re very important and that people think very highly of them.
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    • What do you think? Are we going to see an improvement of these issues or will things get worse?
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    • Credits
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