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Web's Creator: Mobile Devices Require Privacy Rethink

ONLINE PRIVACY

September 16, 2010

The Internet's creator believes that mobile devices will continue to evolve and pose new privacy challenges, Sarah Perez notes in a report for ReadWriteWeb. Speaking at a conference on Wednesday, Sir Tim Berners-Lee shared concerns around the development of mobile technologies, noting that geolocation features are the "tip of the iceberg," and such devices may eventually be able to monitor everything from where users are to how they feel. "The problem that has not been worked out yet is how to allow a user to share their location while still making it easy for them to understand when they're sharing critical information, how much control they have over that information and who can access that data," Perez writes.
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