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Any technology which purports to reduce the risk of terrorism is likely to attract popular support and funding, whilst the civil liberties and privacy implications are relegated or completely ignored. Particle sniffers being used as de facto lie detectors? Possible. Who would have thought that brain imaging would have any evidentiary value in criminal trials in the US, however there is already case law.
When entering any paonrsel data online there’s always going to be an element of risk. With Facebook’s recent press fiasco with their privacy settings, this time they’ve had a good think about their security options for Places. Many of course will find this combination of social media and GPS useful and exciting, using the benefits of this feature, and some will no doubt wonder why it has taken Facebook so long to come up with their own version. However, there are still concerns surrounding this type of technology which some members of the general public still find uncomfortable with location features. There needs to be an element of common sense here, do check your paonrsel security settings, Facebook may have not made it the easiest thing to do, but it doesn’t take that long in the grand scheme of things and perhaps it may be a good idea not to divulge every piece of information concerning your whereabouts. At the end of the day, if you don’t want people to know where you are don’t use it.
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