Lance Ulanoff of IT Hub discussed in his August 9, 2006 column the myriad ways our privacy gets compromised – often by our own doing:
“Do caller-ID spoofing, viruses, spyware, and identity theft show that we’re too stupid to compute? Undoubtedly, the steady march of technology is steadily ruining our lives by depleting our privacy and weakening our personal security. At the same time, the advent of technology seems to be creating an epidemic of stupidity.
Technology is so full of possibility and promise, and it grows more powerful and exciting every day. And every day, there are new dangers, and we hear of new victims – and depending on the scam or virus attack or spoof or vulnerability, there can be thousands of victims. Can they all really be stupid?”