In this new digital age, where we carry our most high-tech devices in our pockets at all times, there are serious concerns about the safety and privacy of Americans.
For almost all of us, a smartphone is now part of life, which is ostensibly fantastic if you consider only the ways in which these devices will bring efficiency, safety, and ease into our lives. When was the last time you had to stop your car and open up a folding, paper map and spend 15 minutes trying to figure out how you ended up where you did?
Or when was the last time that an argument over whether or not a certain actor was in a movie was left unsolved?
The downside to all of this convenience, of course, is a lack of privacy. The companies who have pushed the bounds of technology have also been able to write their own rules as to how these devices will accumulate data on their users. This has led to a number of privacy concerns over the course of the last few years, with Apple, maker of the ever-popular iPhone, leading the charge.
Today’s news does little to shore up confidence in the enormous brand.
According to the iPhone maker, Apple builds a score based on the number calls and emails you send and receive – to help spot fraudulent transactions made using your device.
“To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase,” Apple explained.