Paying with our privacy
Mark Bridge writes:
There’s been a lot of talk recently about PRISM, which may allow the US National Security Agency - and anyone they choose - to access some of our personal online information if it passes through the USA. It’s unclear exactly what (if anything) is being shared with whom… and given the nature of national security, we may never know.
However, alongside the possibility of governments seeing information we thought was secure, it’s also worth pointing out that we choose to share plenty of online information ourselves.
A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that over 950 million mobile phone users will be using their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018.
That’s more than double this year’s anticipated total of 458 million people worldwide, with most of the growth coming from transport-related services.