Pis 18, 01 / Feb 15, 17 18:04 UTC
Re: Special Committee: Asgardia Mobile Application Development - Community Input ¶
There have been some fantastic ideas floating around. Now, on a theoretical level, any and all information recorded by technology about you can be extrapolated and added to a jigsaw puzzle picture of who you are. But our favorite big tech companies are doing that anyway. As this is an app we're talking about, I'm assuming it will be for most of us a mobile app? This should mean that any login security measures will always(okay so not always, but most of the time) be compromised at that point anyway (users are always weakest security link). And being on a mobile, your data is always at risk anyway.
Security is only really an issue if you're going to add personal data that is key to who you are. Take for example LinkedIn; while someone may be able to extrapolate my age based off of my work / school history, more info would still be needed to get my exact day of birth (unfortunately, Facebook and other social sites give that sort of stuff way too easy, comparatively). Someone suggested a location feature for the app, which I think would be fantastic idea, but how that's implemented is what could make it a security issue: GPS locator means someone could utilize it for tracking in real time without proper end security, but a field that is filled out which just adds a static dot to a map that indicates who is where minimizes security risks in real time. I guess where I'm going with this is that security is important, no doubt. But we dont have to create a secret society black box device if the information being sent is either public knowledge or not key to who we are. Easy check for that is literally asking the question "if someone got this piece of information what is something evil or nefarious they could do with it?".