Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer provides some thoughts on the state of privacy and security, who is gathering what information on you, and what they are doing with it. Explaining “differential privacy”, Bryan talks about the uses to which Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook put the profiles they build on you, who he trusts, and who he doesn’t. He also discusses the demise of Google+, why it failed, and what social media he uses.
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Bryan Chaffin began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of The Mac Observer and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells, and follow him on Twitter.