ASIO invades your privacy

ASIO – Australia’s spy agency are awaiting approval for their plans to┬ámonitor suspected terrorist targets which require the utilization of commercial and criminal tactics.

The deployments of viruses or malwares to popular websites are to be uploaded to devices of suspects and innocent viewers to give the agency the ability to access the suspects directly, or through the innocent viewer’s computer devices.

Citizens are potentially third party conduits used to help ASIO monitor suspected targets, and pursue other security interests.

“They’re treating everyone like a terrorists as these infections ultimately allow back-door access” says a resident IT expert.

References

Bita, N. 2013. ASIO wants to hack you. Sunday Telegraph. p.3

Socially responsible smartphone apps on the rise

There is an increase in demand from stakeholders for business actions to include corporate social responsibility and accountability, especially from high-tech companies.

The increased functionality and acceptance in Smartphones has introduced more apps that not only benefit the user but also society as a whole.

An app called SeeClickFix lets you get in-touch with your local government to make your voice heard about issues within the community.

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Images from SeeClickFix

Greenmeter utilises the accelerometer in smartphones to assist users in saving fuel while driving.

Good Guide rates products made by socially responsible companies to quickly help you decide on what’s good to buy.

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Images from GoodGuide

 

For more details click on the related links below:

http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/research/socially_responsible_innovation/

http://newsroom.cisco.com/feature/1000046/Mobile-Apps-With-a-Social-Conscious