How computers are collecting our personal details

 Within hours of Pokémon Go fever being unleashed on the globe, tech-heads spotted that it automatically accessed all Google account info possessed by users – who were oblivious to this oversight on the part of the company. A swift apology and a fix were issued but it shows how willingly, or unwittingly, we permit our data to be harvested. This latest example demonstrates how easily new technology can become a device to gather information about us, trade that information and transform our lives into commodified bits in a stockpile of ‘big data’. If you’re asking ‘what exactly is big data’, you should read on… I’m guessing that, within the last 24 hours, you’ve done one or more of the following: searched for something on the internet; paid for something with…


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