New Facebook Privacy Issues: Commission Is Wary

As technology and social networking advances through the ages, it throws up new concerns about the threat to our privacy. And the matter has grown so serious these days that New Zealand has actually helped to form a global group, to take on the Web giants.

Sometime in the future, we will be able to check out total strangers out on the street using our mobile phones, allowing us to find out who they are, what exactly they are interested in, who they are friends with, and even if they are single or not.

Work is already underway on combining image recognition with something called augmented reality. Between the two, they’ll enable people to just point their mobile phone at anyone and instantly download personal details from their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

According to a report at 3news.co.nz, a Privacy Commission survey showed that 45 percent of Kiwis had willingly put personal information online, using social networking websites. However, they might not be so thrilled for strangers to access those details.

The Privacy Commission has now helped set up the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, which aims to defend all our personal details, no matter where the threat comes from. Privacy commissioner Marie Shroff’s advice on social networking was “think before you upload.”

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  • saad alshammary

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