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Tuesday27 September 2022

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According to the New York Times and an analyst Chetan Sharma amount of mobile data traffic in the US market almost doubled compared to last year. Americans in 2013 spent an average of about 1.2 GB of traffic per month on their mobile devices. During the 2012 an average of 690 MB of data traffic was spent per month via mobile devices.

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It’s been said that if you have something that you don’t want the entire world to hear, don’t say it online.  In today’s world, online privacy is a vanishing commodity and perhaps nowhere is that privacy more at risk than Facebook.  When you combine a site that contains personal information on over one billion people with the highest traffic of any site on the Internet (sorry, Google), concerns are bound to rise.  The latest privacy issue to come to public attention is facial recognition, specifically in Europe.

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Online privacy is a big issue in the US and around the world. Every day we as consumers dump information about ourselves into the web in the form of email, texts, tweets, Facebook updates, documents purchasing habits and more. We put our trust in the companies that maintain that data and have faith that the laws that should protect our private information are being followed and even more to the point enforced. Sadly it seems that we have never really had a right to have our personal information protected after it leaves our computers and enters the Internet.

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bill-of-rightsPrivacy is the big watch word these days. We are hearing more and more about how this app or that one gathers personal data or how Social media uses (or abuses) our personal information. We are even hearing the rumblings of congressional hearings on the subject with the US Congress demanding answers from a multitude of app providers on how they are addressing personal data privacy. It is a good thing that Congress is there to protect us… Oh wait, is this the same Congress that wants to enable internet monitoring and allow ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and corporations the power to collect and read all traffic that passes over their networks?

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