according to the IT Portal.
Indeed, the use of technology coming from companies like Facebook, Google or Apple is sexy – and the alternative is, as Srems said, “living in the stone age”.
Years ago, having and using a mobile phone was a choice of technology. It became a choice of participating in society or not. School teachers and project groups in schools often manage times, meetings, places and information on the lasses and projects using WhatsApp, while the App happily discloses all kinds of PII to someone that isn’t invited to the party. Same goes for Nokia / Microsoft phones, iPhones and iPads etc.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi alledgedly spies on it’s users, as do Samsung Television sets and Google Nest home automation systems. (Update: Nest is prone to hacking, as was to be expected – and this leads to some concerns, as keyless entry and smart metering may be affected).
Where does this intrusion stops? Austrian Facebook user Schrems and his co-claimants, forming a class-action suit of over 11,00 plaintiffs, will find out.