Internet of Things – A New Personal Information Pipeline
Faster internet is coming, delivering more personal information to big companies
Dragging their feet for many years, telecommunication companies are finally stepping up their internet hardware. They’re slowly rolling out faster internet connections to smart homes and even smart watches. The demand for faster internet has reached the point where companies can charge even more for even faster internet. Everyone is slowly being wired into the internet permanently. The internet used to be optional, but now it’s becoming fundamental as roads and buildings.
4G-LTE is wonderfully fast and has written a new chapter in the technological handbook. The stimulated data speed ads from many years ago are actually somewhat of a reality now. Sharing stuff online doesn’t take forever, and 4G-LTE generally doesn’t suffer from crippling upload speeds (unlike many home network connections).
Faster upload speeds equate to more personal data being shared. This information goes to corporations and the general public. What used to be a one-way pipeline of information from big media companies to consumers is now coming full circle – every company has realized that receiving more data is like having dump trucks full of cash being directly delivered.
Convincing someone they need internet is not a hard thing to do. Shoving internet into as many appliances as possible will usher in an age of non-stop connectivity. All this connectivity will pipeline our personal information to big companies, who will inevitably leak it at some point in the future. If your private data has recently been leaked by a big company, you should contact Wiperts immediately and see what can be done to protect your identity.
Companies do not face consequences when data breaches happen, and if they do, the compensation provided only goes to those who sign up for class action lawsuits. Practically every company forces you to agree to their End User License Agreement (EULA), or something similar, to use their product.
If you’ve bought a new phone or updated an old one, you’ll remember that after your phone booted up, it made you agree to pages upon pages of legal contracts. This is to protect companies from any legal ramifications by making you voluntarily agree to their terms. You didn’t sign up for a class action lawsuit and you agreed to their terms – this is how mega corporations get away with spilling your personal information. Plenty of people get robbed but never report it to the police.
Plenty of people have their personal information leaked but never sign up for lawsuits. In both scenarios, the perpetrator gets away scot-free. Using a service like Wiperts will help you deal with the aftermath of a data breach. Cleaning up your internet footprint is the best thing you can do after a big company blunders.
The data leaked from big companies may be plain as day for criminals to pick up and read, or may require specialists to analyze and decipher. Nevertheless, that personal information is your personal information. It’s worth billions to Facebook, Google, and Apple. Other companies that make internet connect devices, also known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, are now following the footsteps of Google and Apple. More connected internet devices mean more minable data.
Smart, ain’t it?
Internet started with desktop computers, boomed with smartphones, and has now gone into watches and household appliances. The latter two devices are fairly new, but are becoming more and more advanced. The incredibly useful smartphones are now being bolstered by smart watches.
It’s incredible to think that a device that fits in your pocket isn’t fast or convenient enough, so tech companies came up with this idea: Want to put your phone on your wrist? Many people wore watches before smartphones were widespread, but stopped wearing one when they adopted smartphones into their lifestyle. Smart watches bring back an old fashion that never really went out of style. There’s the question of whether rolling up your sleeve or taking a phone out of a pocket is faster, but many people like smart watches no matter the season.
Smart watches continually collect personal information under the guise of health-aid. It’s gotten to the point where smart watches can track your heartbeat, location, motion/activity, and even record/send messages. Criminals will do anything to remove an ankle bracelet that tracks their location, but everyday people seem to trust technology to the point of blindness. This information is personal information – biometric personal information, that is. If it’s being collected, it will be leaked one day.
You may not care if anyone knows about your weight, blood pressure, or health habits – but private healthcare companies care very, very much. This personal information will one day be on the web after a major smart watch-related data breach. Before this even happens, you should contact Wiperts to remove other potentially identifying information so you’re hard to find on the internet.
Apple, Samsung, and Google all collect this information and then they probably sell it to the medical industry. Despite promises of privacy, large tech companies benefit enormously from data mining operating operations. Any personal data breaches on their end are briefly in the news – but only briefly. If everyone gets their news from the internet, then it’s not surprising that their online tech buddies keep such stories from being in the spotlight too long.
When Facebook has a data leak, Google certainly doesn’t want to make it a headline for too long, if at all. Tech companies are all in cahoots when it comes to personal data mining.
Having your personal information duplicated across many servers and countries with weak security probably won’t end all too well – and for the most part, as we have seen, data leaks seem to be a monthly occurrence. Protect your privacy using Wiperts today.