Our privacy has become a commercial article for sale. Never before have we trusted so many companies without knowing much about them. We demonstrate this trust by using the electronic devices they manufacture, which contain apps that can easily spy on us. Our desire to be part of leading-edge technology is much stronger than our caution.
These attractive products offer opportunities never experienced before. We can instantly text our friends or check what’s new on Facebook or Instagram. We can call our coworkers via Skype even if they’re on the other side of the world. We can navigate with interactive maps, write emails, and much more. The possibilities are simply unlimited.
These devices make us better people, too—we must behave! The police can track criminals and check where they were at a particular date and time, and if needed, the government can access our private communications to collect evidence, to name just a few examples. Imagine if someone robbed a bank with their phone on them! Oops. By carrying smartphones, we have someone else’s eyes and ears in our pockets. Hackers can potentially see what we do and hear what we say. If we’re not careful, they can even steal our identities. Our EyePhones are an open invitation to our homes . . . so behave as if you are surrounded by guests, even though they’re uninvited.