In this day and age where we are growing up in a ‘new media world’ we need to be more phone-smart than ever.
The majority of teenagers and young-adults own a smartphone. Most of us also rely upon our smartphones on a daily basis, it’s basically our lives, but I wonder how many of you have actually questioned whether your smartphone is actually your friend or foe?
- How safe is your smartphone?
This question is one that has been asked since way back in 2011 and since then it’s become a hot topic, especially with the rapid development of technology. It’s important that we educate ourselves on the issue of privacy so that we can inform those younger than us of the potential risks and dangers also.
“You can extract enough information on a typical person’s phone that you can construct a virtual clone of that individual,” said Elad Yoran, executive chairman of Koolspan Inc., a communications security company. “They are the windows not just into our personal lives but they are equally the windows into our professional lives.” –>
If we think about it, our phones have embarrassing selfies stored on them, saved passwords from our internet browsing and all our phone contacts and text messages stored on them. This quotation is scarily true and I think that is something that this module has encouraged me to explore more into. I think it’s important that we take more time to check just what information we’re feeding our phones and ask ourselves whether it’s necessary – will this impact my future in a negative way?