Re: Cell Phones a Much Bigger Privacy Risk Than Facebook
My dh is pretty much an expert at finding any kind of signal and unless a phone is a landline or encrypted, it can be intercepted by anyone with the right equipment. The same is true of baby monitors. However, I don't think most people own the right equipment or have the knowledge to illegally hack phones. I worked with a freak who listened into all his neighbors' calls when I was in the Air Force. He was a real weirdo and thought he had something on people just because he knew where their grandma lived.
Here is an interesting note:
I have been doing a lot of data mining lately working on my genealogy research. MySpace, Facebook and even Ancestry.com do not come up on entries even with the best metasearch engines. However, court cases, newspaper articles, company press releases, etc. do. So it's a lot easier to find someone's lastest promotion than their Facebook page. You must be a registered user at these places and be given access to the person's page or they must have a public profile. Even if they do have a public profile, it will not come up on a metasearch engine.
However, if you are a member at Classmates or Reunion, this will come up in searches along with any public profile you may have listed. I found out when some of my cousins graduated high school this way.
And if you are photographed beer bonging at a company party with your little piece on the side and this pic is posted on your company's webpage, then gotcha! I found an in law that I really don't like in exactly this position.