Mark Bridge writes:
Head to any major city, look around and you’ll see tourists recording their visit. Some have digital cameras, some have phones and some are shooting video.
It’s the same kind of scene when you go to a concert. The performer on stage will be looking at a sea of blue faces, all illuminated by their smartphones. This, I reckon, could be the beginning of the end of privacy.
Facebook is introducing a ‘seamless messaging’ service that’s designed to work across SMS, email and Facebook’s own chat service. Users will be able to converse in real time with friends by using whatever method and device they want.
94% of mobile operators believe that social networking will be the most popular form of communication by 2015. That’s the result from an independent survey of 31 leading global operators commissioned by mobile messaging company Airwide Solutions.
A mobile phone fraud worth £60,000 was revealed last week. 195 mobile phones had been ordered online from The Carphone Warehouse using false names but genuine addresses. Instead of delivering the phones to the correct address, delivery drivers were paid to deliver them to the person who’d placed the fraudulent orders.