In a blistering speech attacking unnamed Internet Giants, Cook blasted the flagrant invasion of privacy, and stresses Apple as a company “that doesn’t want your data”
Great speech, but much of the fault of the loss of privacy to Google and Facebook is our own. We constantly give both companies access to our personal information, in exchange for…….for what? The opportunity to view cat pictures?
Think about it. Google is collecting information about all of us, all the time. Your search history, Internet sites that you visit, your physical location, it is even scanning your emails to see what interests you.
Stop logging into Google when you don’t need Google. Stop using gmail and certainly stop immediately if you are using it for business. Log out of all Google apps when you are not using them.
Remove your the names of your friends and family from your Facebook page, remove your birthday and home and work address, remove the location tag on your posts. Stop giving the world enough information to know where you live, where you work, who your kids are, who they are married to, where they work, and on and on and on.
You are concerned about the NSA’s unlawful wiretaps? Start paying attention to the private information you are sharing with the Internet giants.