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11 April 2013
05 April 2013

How will new mobile phones, technology such as Google Glass - the wearable gadget that searches for whatever we look at – and social networks like Facebook and Twitter influence our searches? Should we be concerned that sensitive personal information is being filtered through a small number of companies? Find out with The Guardian's animation, narrated by Jemima Kiss

02 April 2013

Our phones have become an integral part of our lives, and have fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we navigate the world, and the way we communicate with friends and family.

But do smartphones with all their interactive, location, and connectivity features and apps compromise our privacy and information security?

Justin Cappos, an assistant professor at NYU-Poly, is an expert in the field of cyber security, and he does NOT own a cell phone.

He argues that the smartphone is the ultimate tracking device, and that pre-installed and cheaper applications may be aiming to monitor your mobile behavior rather than keep you entertained.

Watch below as Cappos and his colleague Prof. Nasir Memon debate whether the risks of having a smartphone hacked and infected with malware outweigh the technological benefits. Read the article and watch the video here.