We all know the GPS technology in our phones.  But I am sure we usually think of US accessing IT rather than the other way around.  This story brings an entirely new perspective to cell phone usage.  And for many of us, not a very comfortable one.  Have you ever considered being “watched” as you were walking through a mall or wandering downtown streets?  Or have you thought about what information is being or could be transmitted through your cell phone to a third party?

Should we passively allow third party marketing companies access to our cell phone information and thereby our personal information?  Or would a better option be to have them get specific permission before gaining access to the information?

As with government intervention or any kind of tax, once the cat is out of the bag, it is almost impossible to coax it back inside.  The best we can hope for is a reasonable market sensitive solution.  Read the article, along with the links and weigh in with your opinion.  Are we at the stage of giving up too much information.  Has the proverbial frog in the kettle been getting a little too warm?  Is it time we begin to try to cool down the heat a little bit or are you comfortable with the direction technology is moving?

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