Susan, - It is a possibility, although it all depends on what was happening. If it is a private emergency that affected only me, then yes someone else could snoop at my desk while i'm gone. Not everyone has that habit but you don't miss one or two in a staff room.
I always think loud sirens should sound and bells should flash whenever the TOS change, especially when they're detrimental to us, the users. Since this is the real world and that won't happen, we just have to be vigilant, a painful and time-consuming task.
@Alison I don't know if the two are linked. I share an Amazon account with my husband so the suggestions are mixed. I can always tell when he's finished a series of books and has been looking for other books by the same author.
Having joined the Kindle reader train just a few weeks ago I am a bit concerned with just who might be seeing my reading habits. I slip up in just one setting, might be a way for more people than I realize to watch me reading.
And then there's the change of terms I might just miss down the road. I bit scary, like someone getting a hold of my public library records.
@mtechie: Are these the analytics that Amazon et al use to recommend/suggest books based on the books you've ordered in the past? If so, do you find them intrusive or useful? Depending on the day, I've found them both! Same goes for music, too. I don't really buy videos/TV/movies, but I guess I'd say the same for that as well.
Yes, Susan, that is, I'm sure, what author Lee Child would argue. I guess devotees of the book series (like me!) would disagree, believing there are plenty of equally (or better!) actors who could have done the job of portraying Reacher without stretching the creduility of book fans. I don't believe Tom Cruise to be a good enough actor to make viewers believe he is Reacher, so that's another part of the problem.The book series has been out for years, building up millions of readers across the world. As the author, Child certainly has the right to approve any actor he chooses; readers, though, felt short-changed (pun intended). That's what happens when you create a much-loved character and then you veer off-script, as the author, and it's a risk writers should take into consideration when Hollywood calls. It's not really earth-shattering, no one dies from this (apart from onscreen!), but it was disappointing as a Reacher fan.
Yay! Another one for the no check-ins fan club. :D Now we are three. That incident with the girs is tragic.
Long time ago, here on IE, we were discussing cases about how well Foursquare serves burglars.
I never liked the idea of broadcasting your location constantly.
What I find interesting is the fact that I have noticed that many times the same people who always have a saying about security and privacy are always broadcasting their location on social media. What's the logic about that? :/
I'm not a huge fan of check-ins! I don't think it's safe really, and it's like you're broadcasting your location or where you've been to the world. It was on the news that a Chinese teen (still in high school) was murdered lately, and police are investigating whether it had any connection to her Weibo account, where she "over-shared" and posted her location/check-ins constantly.
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