The false prometheus: Customer choice, smart devices and trust
Research output: Other conference contribution › Paper, poster or abstract › Scientific
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2017|
|Publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||CEPE/ETHICOMP 2017 - Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy|
Duration: 5 Jun 2017 → 8 Jun 2017
|Period||5/06/17 → 8/06/17|
There are various reasons for this kind of behavior ranging from complete indifference, to inadequate internet and technology literacy, and even to peer pressure as certain applications have become a ‘must have’ amongst a group of users. This problem is particularly current as personal mobile devices have become important, for some even inseparable, part of our daily lives. These devices, such as smart phones and tablets, have also become user-centered aggregation points of information that contain personal, even sensitive information about us, and those around us. At the same time, the number of different applications that have practically unrestrained access to the Internet, is on the rise.
When combined with ignorance and negligence, the risk of placing personal information into wrong hands is a very real one. In the following, we focus on this well-explored challenge from a novel perspective; informed consent, and argue that one way to address this problem is to develop solutions that not only promote personal choice and awareness, but are also context-dependent. In order to provide a practical insight into our primarily conceptual work, we use one of the most popular applications, the Pokémon GO by Niantic Inc., in highlighting some of the encountered privacy-related issues.