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Moving Digital - SilentPocket®

Moving Digital - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
The move to digital media has been a slow and steady march over the years. What began with digital pictures and the ability to download songs has exploded to include movies, games, newspapers, books, and much more.
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A quick look at the move to digital content.

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Public Privacy - SilentPocket®

Public Privacy - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
In a previous blog I talked about some possible benefits that could come from a reduction of privacy on the internet.
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Privacy in public is changing. Is this a good thing?

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John Carmack Talks Xbox One Backlash And Kinect Privacy Concerns - Kotaku

John Carmack Talks Xbox One Backlash And Kinect Privacy Concerns - Kotaku | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
John Carmack Talks Xbox One Backlash And Kinect Privacy Concerns
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Super-whiz programmer John Carmack thinks some of the "witch hunt" against the Xbox One was unjustified, but he didn't love all of the Microsoft's original policies, either.
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Carmack thinks that cameras like the Kinect and Google Glass are inevitable. Do you agree?

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Searching for privacy in an online world

Searching for privacy in an online world | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Gabriel Weinberg’s fast-growing search engine DuckDuckGo promises ‘better answers, less spam’ — and knows nothing about you

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Great interview with the founder of DuckDuckGo which is a fantastic search engine for those worried about their online privacy.

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Weighing the privacy risks of mobile health and fitness apps | HealthITSecurity.com

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse took a look at the privacy risks associated with mobile health and fitness apps instead of the usual medical application focus.
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The comparisons between paid and unpaid apps probably extends beyond just health/fitness apps.

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Busted! Mythbusters Not Allowed to Talk About RFID Chips -

Busted! Mythbusters Not Allowed to Talk About RFID Chips - | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
In what has become a controversial story as time goes on, due to the increasing research into RFID technology, it still remains a little unclear as to exactly why Mythbusters was not able to do a show discussing RFID technology.
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Makes you wonder about the security of their technolog.

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Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance

Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to stop the National Security Agency's surveillance of domestic telephone communications data.
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Should GPS Tracking Technology Be Used to Monitor Remote Employees?

Should GPS Tracking Technology Be Used to Monitor Remote Employees? | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Would it have a positive or negative effect on employees' morale and productivity?
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If your employer is tracking you with GPS, SilentPocket can help. 

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A Closer Look, GPS Tracking - SilentPocket®

A Closer Look, GPS Tracking - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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In this weeks blog we look at how your phone can be tracked and what you can do to stay protected.

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Privacy in the living room - SilentPocket®

Privacy in the living room - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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This weeks blog looks at another technology headed our way that has many people concerned.

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A look ahead - SilentPocket®

A look ahead - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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Our latest blog looks at how our privacy might be impacted in the near future.

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Focus on the road, not your phone. - SilentPocket®

Focus on the road, not your phone. - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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We take a look at a few methods you can use to help reduce the distractions of your cell phone while on the road.

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GPS, The Good and The Bad - SilentPocket®

GPS, The Good and The Bad - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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We take a look at the positives and negatives that GPS tracking has to offer.

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NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Agency also has overstepped legal authority since Congress gave it broad new power in 2008.
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The Washington Post reports on, and shows you, some of the documents leaked by Snowden. 

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Privacy and Anonymity Online - SilentPocket®

Privacy and Anonymity Online - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Privacy and Anonymity often go hand in hand when talking about internet privacy. Most of the time these discussions occur when bills like SOPA appear and try to remove the anonymity of users online.
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Predictive Search and Information Mining - SilentPocket®

Predictive Search and Information Mining - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
The other day I read an article which talked about a new technology called predictive search. This is a type of service that knows what you need before you even ask for it.
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It's not the access to information that bothers me, it's not knowing what is being done with my informtion.

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My Private Information Is Your Private Information

My Private Information Is Your Private Information | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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This weeks blog is a short reflection of how our privacy choices impact more than just your own information.

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Tracking in stores - SilentPocket®

Tracking in stores - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
These days it seems that we’re being tracked all the time. Apps and our service providers track your location and how you use your phone. Even the government keeps tabs on our mobile activities. Shopping online has always been analyzed.
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In this blog we talk about tracking in stores and how you can protect your privacy.

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A Quick Look at EMF - SilentPocket®

A Quick Look at EMF - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
EMF has been a controversial subject for as long as man made radio frequencies and magnetic field have been around, but with the invention of cell phones it has only become a more urgent issue.
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This week in our blog we take a look at EMF and the impact it can have.

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FCC: Telcos Must Protect The Privacy Of Mobile Metadata That The NSA Insists Isn't Private | Techdirt

FCC: Telcos Must Protect The Privacy Of Mobile Metadata That The NSA Insists Isn't Private | Techdirt | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
So the FCC has announced new rules saying that mobile operators must protect the privacy of their users, including around various metadata:

"When mobile carriers use their control of customers' devices to collect information about...

Via AnalyticsInnovations
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Seems like the government can't agree on what is considered private information.

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Scott Maxwell: Privacy vanishes, thanks to Obama, Bush and us

Scott Maxwell: Privacy vanishes, thanks to Obama, Bush and us | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
When news broke of the government's spying on the lives of everyday citizens, my first reaction was disdain. After all, going after suspected terrorists is one thing. Going after my emails and...
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Our demand for privacy contradicts how we treat privacy ourselves. 

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Maine cellphone-privacy law is America's first - Press Herald

Maine cellphone-privacy law is America's first - Press Herald | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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Maine cellphone-privacy law is America's first
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It also would require police to tell people within three days that they have obtained information about them from their cellphone providers.
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This is a fantastic step forward for privacy!

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RFID cards not as secure as banks say - KOB.com

RFID cards not as secure as banks say - KOB.com | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
RFID cards not as secure as banks say
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Electronic pick pocketing is expected to become more of a problem as credit card technology advances.
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It might be smart to pickup an RIFD blocking wallet for that extra layer of security.

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A Quick Look at RF & RFID - SilentPocket®

A Quick Look at RF & RFID - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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If you aren't sure what RF or RFID are then this blog entry will give you a quick understanding of them.

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Put your business in SilentPocket - SilentPocket®

Put your business in SilentPocket - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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In this edition of our blog we talk about how cell phones have integrated into the work environment and what you can do to use your phone in a professional manner.

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