The security researchers posted the hacked information onto a website called SnapchatDB.info after privately warning Snapchat about the weakness in its system.
Since most people carry their cell phones everywhere they go it is possible that the location data tracking could lead to the government knowing most intimate daily habits and movements of not only the person whose phone is being tracked but friends and family members whom the person had come into contact with throughout the day.
The government’s stance from the beginning has been that the broad collection of data is needed to find unknown terrorist operatives in the United States. It is still unclear how much scope the NSA program actually has over the data it has collected from billions of homes across the nation.
The claim is that most of them were unintended and made because of human error or oversight.
I don’t even like the idea of Social Security numbers. The idea of submitting my young child’s fingerprint to anyone was appalling to me. For me, the biggest downside of all to fingerprint payments is offering up unique personal information to any type of database.
Although these words can trigger an additional look at your profile by investigators . . .
The risky business here is that some of these innovations are meant to give you access to your entire medical history, and if those have any risk of breach, that could lead to some serious privacy issues.
There are three basic steps that can help keep your internet and email activities safe:
If your child will be using Facebook will you be using universal protections methods like:
Would forcing internet businesses to allow back- door surveillance really help law enforcement agencies like the FBI, or would citizens simply find a way to get around them?