I think I found one. Before I go right in and discuss this, let’s back up a little. Tablets are becoming somewhat ubiquitous these days and the adoption of these devices is pretty much off the charts. People use Tablets for work, for fun and for everything in-between. As someone who owns a Windows 8 Tablet and an iPad, I can tell you that I use my tablet(s) almost every day. They are personalized with my bookmarks, profiles, preferences and apps. Some could say that if I gave you my Ipad for 1 hour, you could form a very distinct and (pseudo) accurate profile impression of me, who I am and what I like or not. Give me your tablet and I’ll tell you who you are. Just like with our smart phones, the more time we spend with our Tablets, the more we create our digital identities on these devices. Once you bookmark a bunch of links, store a lot of emails, buy a lot of Kindle books, leave a lot of cached pages and buy a lot of apps, you have created a very detailed and sensitive profile of yourself. You quickly realize that lending someone your iPad for 10 minutes is a (potential) MASSIVE invasion of your privacy. Unless you go to a lot of trouble to try and secure your apps on your iPad – your iPad is a totally OPEN device once someone is past your password. Once you let them in, they can read your email, see your apps, look at your photos, look at your bookmarks, see what music you like etc. If you stop to think about it, that’s not really cool.
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