Aunt Jen Posted May 18, 2015 Share Posted May 18, 2015 This concern is not new with me, but try as I might, I cannot learn much about these things: 1. Automobiles, datametrics, the car emitting by EM wave to whomever via whatever Internet pathway (cell data or wifi when available) data about the car, its location....or its ability to receive EM signals and respond. Senator Al Franken was also curious http://www.computerworld.com/article/2487765/mobile-wireless/ford-exec-says-automaker-doesn-t-collect-or-share-car-location-data.htmli had not long ago a mechanic give me info on tbis that bithered me. it seems to me that if I own the car, I should be able to learn what all it can do. 2. Smart phones. I'm not concerned about law enforcement knowing my location. The FBI has had a file on me since I was 17. They've got more on me than they probably want. (Was NSA in the Navy.). What I don't like is the way phones can send data to cloud without indicating that they're doing so. I have an old operating system in mine, and like it because it's not very smart. But I wonder about such as iPhone 6s that may send unknown or all such things as photos on the phone to COMPANIES such as Apple who package data for sale to dataminers, multibillion dollar business, by contracts. Grow the acquired database, grow the data sakes. I know one can "turn off" cloud finctions they can find, but that limits using the service, NOT necessarily disabling the cloud finctions, same for such ad OnStar. My little experiments with an IOS 5 and 2 scanners showed cloud functions were operative and immediate, whether or not cloud turned off. 3. Medical records. My exper in forensics social work morphed into medical social work long ago. I know %#&@ on doctors very few would admit to. (I value good docs more because of bad ones also in the system.) I know, for example. Patients CANNOT learn what is in their own record. HIPAA doesn't help because docs can summarize and (de facto) sanitize, and I've known them to outright lie. Much more involved, but I'm on a phone, typing w my thumb. We should be able to log on like our bank and see all the original data on us. Sone of it is wrong or irrelevant, and we can't find out about except when sometimes a doc reveals. I know privacy is "dead." But why? Basically all data on all of us is siphoned away. We cannot learn about much of it, who has it, what they do with it. We have the vote. Why don't we enable ourselves to learn about it, to limit it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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