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Mobile Privacy Is on the Upswing

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michaelsumastre
michaelsumastre
9/26/2013 11:12:39 PM
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Re: Mobile Privacy Is on the Upswing
Susan, the way I see it, there's too much stress on security features and not on accountability. Even if it's our fault for whatever reason, we pinpoint the so-called "weak security" of the phone or whatever mobile device for the failure. Well, I guess, it's also just being human. According to what I've read, if something fails, our tendency is to look someone or something to blame except ourselves. 

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Susan Fogarty
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9/26/2013 9:28:53 AM
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Re: Mobile Privacy Is on the Upswing
Michael, that's a really great point. Having security features only goes so far and we don't want people to be lulled into a false sense of security. As we can see, those who are persistent will fing their way around these features pretty quickly.

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michaelsumastre
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9/25/2013 8:12:56 PM
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Mobile Privacy Is on the Upswing
And yet a lot of the people I know still buy phones based on design, app, and brand, in that order. I'm just glad though that there's already awareness. Now if only we can take that a notch higher. We also need to understand that just because it looks innovative--hello, Apple fingerprint scanner--doesn't have to mean it's completely foolproof. This is very important so users don't end up completely relying on it for security. 

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Michael
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9/23/2013 3:26:38 AM
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Anand: I wonder how many regular users see what a downloaded app requires or wants access to, and simply approves without reading through the list. I have a feeling it's the same mentality they have towards security, which is blissfully ignorant towards private and security... until it's too late. 

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J-Lo
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9/21/2013 6:12:46 PM
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Re: Privacy in the smartphone era

Netcrawl, security is a major concern. But do you think a good mobile security can control access of an installed app. There are many apps that seek permission and we blindly grant access (especially for Android). I believe its more about how user, uses a mobile phone. The inbuilt security features are second line of defence the first line of defence remains with the users.

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J-Lo
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9/21/2013 6:04:22 PM
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Very truly the data collected  shows very factual statistics and consumer trends. Amazingly 46% of the users are considering battery life as primary concern that pushes them to select a mobile. This is far more important to discuss. Even if a smart phone that provides good security but has poor battery life, will not be the first choice of the users. So basically its not the security feature that makes the final decision, the decision is made in the very beginning with battery life for a consumer the second part of the decision is choosing between good camera or resolution or security etc. Thats what I see and get from this report.

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Anand
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9/19/2013 12:32:00 AM
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Re: Privacy in Smartphone era
With the increasing number of mobile apps, it is quite essential to put into consideration privacy matters. Everyone is entitled to his or her own privacy and it is therefore quite encouraging to realize that people are gradually giving privacy a first priority when they are in need of a smartphone. Susan, keep it up and much appreciation for the valuable piece of information.

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9/17/2013 11:21:34 PM
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Re: Privacy in the smartphone era
And not only smartphones, but on all devices, like tablets, notepads.

 

@k_mobilityhub  Excellent point, this "carefullness" should apply to any device you own.

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k_mobilityhub
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9/17/2013 4:48:01 AM
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Re: Privacy in the smartphone era
Yes Susan, its good that people are taking the privacy issue seriously now because there is so much at risk. And not only smartphones, but on all devices, like tablets, notepads., we should be careful as to what we are using and if its harmful for our data or not.

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k_mobilityhub
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9/17/2013 4:45:08 AM
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Yes we should check the app before installing it and using it, read its reviews and read comments if people who have already used it. It help us get an idea if the app is bug free and safe and secure to download.

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