Written by: Simon HandbyThe world or Technology is rife with misinformation and whacky theories. Simon Handby lays some myths to rest and exposes the truth
We've all been there. The conversation turns to technology, and somebody says something they heard from their cousin, who knows about computers, regarding a government facility that reads all your emails, tracks your phone calls and knows what setting your toaster's on. Such received wisdom may have its roots in TV or film, or a misunderstanding of technology or its uses. It may even be true. But when myths and half-truths enter folklore, it can be a dangerous thing, particularly if it influences your behaviour. Worse, there are scammers waiting to take advantage of our confusion. We present a few of our favourite apocryphal stories and separate fact from fiction.
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