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What Did You *Think* They Do With Your Data?
This article talks about an app called "AccuWeather" and how they are supposedly giving away users location and data to third-party company for profit.The writer then goes on to say that the app was sharing people's information even when the user opted out. When the opt out message comes up when you first run the app, it states that you have the option to allow or don't allow the app to access your information. But, what the writer is saying is that no matter if you allow it or don't allow it, they will still use your data and location and someway. 

For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use
Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a theory that a person with "devious intent" can purchase and target online advertisements. If a criminal does this, they can potential have access to a user's private information and their location. The researchers tested t…

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Microchip Usage in Humans

Pros and Cons: Pros: makes life easier by replacing keys, key-cards, and walletspeople can access computers and printers and the chip gives verified accessmedical personnel will have easy access to your health data

privacy riskthe chips are easy to hackconcerns on short- and long-term health affects
Thoughts? I have mixed feelings about this micro-chipping. They seem pretty cool because you can use them to unlock doors, access computers, unlock smartphones, and even pay for snack in a vending machine. They seem like a good idea and with more research I believe that they can come up with more uses. The only thing I am concerned about is that there are many privacy risks involving tracking and access to valuable information such as bank accounts and where you live and work. 


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