Can the cloned identity save your privacy in the world information superhighway where you have connected to Facebook via a twitter account and Twitter via gmail account the information about yourself is available for a snatch for the praying eyes you could target your online banking transaction info and wipe out your entire Bank Balance or worse you can be also used to be blackmailed etc
The most bad part is we can't escape being taped and monitored even after installing anti-spyware disable cookies and getting away from subscribition to website we still are at risk of giving away info which do not intend to share. Some website are too bad that they won't allow you to the website unless you do so. Apple’s newly granted patent relies on a few techniques meant to divert the electronic profiling. More precisely, the users are given the possibility to pollute the data collection and to provide deceiving information instead of confidential data.
One of the methods involves the creation of cloned identities while the user’s “true persona” remains anonymous and free to roam the Internet without being watched.
“Techniques to pollute electronic profiling are provided. A cloned identity is created for the principal. Areas of interest are assigned to the cloned identity, where a number of areas of interest are divergent from true interests of the principal. One or more actions are automatically processed in response to the assigned areas of interest. The actions appear to network eavesdroppers to be associated with the principal and not with the cloned identity”
says the patent.
Some might say Apple is very interested to protect its iCloud users’ privacy so the company wouldn’t share with other the information about its clients. Worth noticing that Apple owns more than 300 million iTunes accounts all linked to credit cards, which is a treasure. Such a step in protecting users’ privacy will be appreciated by the community.