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Experts Not Surprised By Smartphone Privacy Threats

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 29, 2011

Security experts are not surprised by the privacy threats that exist in smartphones, according to the Toronto Star. Telecommunications companies have long been able to remotely access the locations of phones, but with the right tools, anyone can access private information including texts, photos, social networking posts and other location-based data, the article states. The director of Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project points out that "there really needs to be an educational process started so that people will begin to understand" that a "gold mine of data about their life exists inside their smartphone."
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