Our smartphones keep getting smarter, but at what cost to personal privacy?
Companies like Google and Apple are developing personal assistant apps which can provide you the answer even before asking the question. Sounds good right?
Nick Pickles at Big Brother Watch in the U.K. says they're only able to do that however, by collecting your GPS data and other information.
“They scan emails for words, and we've already seen problems around Facebook developing what are known as 'shadow profiles,'” he tells KTRH News.
Pickles says companies then sell that information for commercial reasons, thus taking away our choice by pushing what advertisers want.
“The danger is what happens now, in ten years time comes back to haunt us,” he says. “All this information is being handed over now, and we can't imagine where technology is going to take us and how it will be used.”
He says the best way to avoid the situation is by using a regular calendar, and maybe use a map once in a while.