And wherever one looks, there is another (or a continuing) problem:
- Do you own stock? You might be horrified to know that "Hackers Gained Access to Nasdaq Systems ..." but not (yet) the trading systems.
- If you do own stock, I hope it's not shares of Sony. Sony now admits to losing personal data in the hack of its Playstation Network and has been sued. Estimates for the impact of the PSN outage on Sony run into the billions.
- Like your shiny new 4G cell phone? Verizon's 4G wireless network recently had a national outage.
- Apple's undeclared data gathering from iPhones is more egregious than first reported. It turns out that even if you disable location services, your iPhone still gathers location data on you.
How far-fetched is it that the Bad Guys will soon try to spy on us through locomoting networked platforms in our own homes? Be very careful what apps you install in your little automated helper.