Part of the problem is that the thinking of different surveyors is different. They're going to ask different questions, in different order, and get what ssseeeeeem to be conflicting results.
Is "mobile device data" more, less, or as secure as data on desk-tops? Which data? There's no constant collecting of location sitting on the desk-top device to be tapped at later convenience. Sure, there's location data, but it's nowhere near as precise nor constantly updated. Should such location data be stored on desk-top devices, or stored on devices to which they connect on the net? Of course not... and yet they are. Is location data nearly frequently updated and very precise on mobile devices? Usually, yes. Of course they should not be, and yet they are. How long should phone companies keep your location? Milliseconds. Set up the connection, then delete. Update it, then delete. It shouldn't remember for longer than it takes to send/receive a few packets.
For every ad you send, you've got to pay $20, and then index that for inflation, what with QEn, and I may increase my charges from time to time without notice and on an individual basis, e.g. to cope with especially obnoxious ads, maybe to charge extra for op-eds which are actually thinly disguised ads (which TR/ZD/CBS has been getting worse and worse about lately), to charge hospitals and specific employees thereof extra for exporting personal private information out of the building or out of state or out of the country or to any government officials or functionaries.
Should "officers" or any other guberment thugs and nosies get permission before obtaining and recording in detail personal private information? Of course, that's what the US constitution, and many state constitutions strictly require. But corrupt judges and other government thugs usually ignore those explicit requirements for the sake of their own convenience. They should be locked away with the rest of the general jail/prison population for a few days for each and every such violation. Building up to the level of "probable cause" must be done by personal observation by multiple people, not with surveillance devices, taps, cameras, audio-recorders, etc.
Should a store be able to call your phone? Once, and with that contact should be delivered information precise enough to include the location of the calling device and connected human, that human's "supervisor", the executive of the contractor in many cases, the executive in charge of the division of the firm behind the call, their home phone numbers and addresses, etc. Should they be able to find out your phone's or similar device's number or equivalent? Hardly ever. Should the government be able to find out your phone or other device's number? Hardly ever. What's good for the government is good for the citizenry. You want to know where we sleep, we have to know where all of you sleep. You want to know down to the inch where each of us was born, then we should have ready access down to the inch where every government official was born (or whipped up in the lab), etc. You want your domestic paramilitary squads to drive tanks and carry anti-tank weaponry paid for with our earnings, then we should be able to do the same.
Would I allow apps to collect my contact info? Well, one app -- my "keep friends' and relatives' contact info" app, whose data store should not be accessible by anyone or anything else at all.
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