Apple is actively mining my data based how I use my iPad and iPhone so that that data can be mined based on algorithms when infused with AI > artificial intelligence which is far greater compilation based by what you click on.
The part that nobody wants to talk about: what you “put out there” even by email, and now your smartphone. Brave New World of 2018 merging and blending into 2019. My YUPPYdom blog on word press speaks to where I fit in under the microscope as a retired Yuppy gliding into the sunset while dodging fires and parent of FOUR (4) – no easy task.
So let’s talk about PRIVACY rationally and intellectually here.
There’s so much fear and scary world ranting media or politicians suffocating us with gut wrenching drama and twisted laments to alarm every creature and human kind (breaths, eats, reproduces, dies) and humans having brains (some more debatable than others) and beliefs in a higher power
Get this: while Rob was watching The Seattle Seahawks football game, and after doing Apple IOS ((IOS is the name of Apple’s operating system while Android is the language of smartphones that use Android for every other than Apple smartphone i.e. iPhone .
Similarly, yet differently, most desktop computers use Microsoft’s software.
The difference could be gathered without scientific or technical proof, Microsoft didn’t design offering to gather data from computers, nor did HP, IBM, Dell, etc. Hardware designed to gather data.
While I was doing what all of us should do, I went to settings on my smartphone to see what apps are on my phone, which ones are able to send me notifications or do automatically do updates.
Nobody had to get their grandson or sons over to “clean” your phone. In fact, they may unlikelygo through your smartphone like that. You may not have remembered what APPS you gave access to, never mind permission to gather that information … now, some calling it mining for data … as in looking for gold.
There’s where our generation of Yuppies do not know how to do this ourselves either. In fact, Yuppies are programmed to expect a new phone every few years and fewer have adjusted those expectations because the smartphones cost upward to $1500 …….no longer costs a couple of hundred bucks that the phone companies no longer are able to recoup the cost.
NEXT look at the PRIVCY tab on any computer or smartphone: it is going to take a while. Or you will just disallow and not give them permission to do something where a PRIVACY is needed in the first place.
Now there are hundreds of people who refuse to get a smartphone or access APPS or use any kind of social media (my husband proudly boasts about this fact).
In today’s world, if you are human, you need either a smartphone or computer (that includes tablets). You need a connection on the internet and the unhip Yuppies clearly have a Facebook profile and use the internet. You smarties May think only having Hotmail (Microsoft) or GMail (Google) or Yahoo email free services, they are able to get a sense of what you do or maybe what you look at and try to be even more helpful showing you things to attract your attention (influence your click).
Then you may use Google or Google Plus, and are freely telling them more about you. There ya go says the skeptics, I don’t do anything online to prevent any big brother, bad guys, hackers or identity theft freaks from your “data”. Basically data is information that pertains to something. Algorithms are instructions on what information should be gathered for no other reason that showing other things which based on their data mining, are things that are going to attract you. Amazon has been doing this for years and we’ve even liked it, enjoyed it. If you buy a book, what are people saying about the book, what books are the most popular and if you only read thrillers, they may inform you that you can preorder a book coming out from your favourite author. If you go to a book store, they may not know that John Grisham will have a big shipment for the Holliday shop, however, data can tell them who always buys this book, does the author or Amazon want to give a deal to fans.
Not all data is bad. If you catch my drift, you’ll even see how much easier your life can be by your own data. What I’m saying is read what PRIVACY matters or information or data is being gathered on you. Consider the plus sides to time saving, money budgeting, information being handed to you based on what you tend to like.
No, it not big brother telling you what to like, nobody is pressuring you to anything. At any time you can shut off the flow of your information, private details, personal history, by deleting or stopping the use of any hardware or software.
What I’m suggesting is work with it, go with flow. Just control who takes what information. Navigate what is good information and what is too near and dear.
Think positive. People and companies want to sell you something. That’s a reality: remember billboards and radio ads? By understanding and companies clear on what information they gather and that you can opt out, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, if you scroll through your phone or computer, you get to know what is where and how to delete something.
Be optimistic. 80-90% of all companies everywhere want you as its customer, they may even reward your loyalty. If you deny access to PRIVACY you may be overreacting. Turning things off and deleting programs or APPS puts the control at your fingertips, rewarding you with convenience and value by allowing some access.
Don’t be lazy. Your son-in-law can do more important things like take your daughter out for dinner (not applicable to me thus why given). I do these things waiting at the dentist office … you get my meaning.
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