ANTHROBOTIC ADVICE: USE A PASSCODE FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE… NOW.
The mobile phone is an interesting animal. For many of us, it’s both a literal and figurative representation of self. Mobile telecommunication is an amazing technology, and the devices themselves can reveal a wealth of information about an individual. In fact, I’m preparing an article about the mobile phone as a sort of “information prosthetic,” forgive the plug.
This is not intended to be alarmist – I am all for openness and the voluntary sharing of information via Facebook or some other social platform. However, the smartphone is indeed a part of us as individuals (a cybernetic prosthetic!). We shouldn’t have to share the information it contains or accesses without a court order.