Direct blogging from a cell phone - a security issue?
By gravax on Nov 27, 2006
So I got my new Sony Ericsson W850i and I decided to take a picture with it... no much fuss there. Given that it's a cell phone, and not a real camera, I wasn't looking as much for quality as I was looking to see what I can actually do with a cell phone.
Well... Now I know. After taking my picture, I have a "More" menu that appears... and one of the entries is "Blog this". I wondered how easy it could be so I tried it. I was prompted to enter a title... and a body for the blog... then I press "Send"... After a few moments of processing, the result was this : http://ggravier.blogspot.com/2006/11/mobile-bloging-security-issues.html
Interestingly enough, I can now walk into an area... take a picture, and in a few seconds, this picture is sent out and posted properly to a web log. I'm sure this will drive bonkers corporate security people. No luck now if, after seeing me take a picture, they try to take away the memory card in my phone. The picture is not only already sent out... but published. If you have an RSS reader linked to my blog... you are actively reminded that the picture is there.
Some businesses already were preventing use of digital cameras... and in some cases cell phones, but it's now really becoming an interesting issue to manage!
The world we live in is really turning into something fun.