Re: New WDW Tech Launches
Originally Posted by Mo Noyz
I'm no less confused by your IT. Is it the IP address, is IT the RFID system, is IT credit cards, it is singular so what is IT?
To clarify if Disney doesn't require a Pin that could compromise your account but isn't using IT against you. I gave an example above of a Disney Corp company being fined millions for collecting data on children without parents permission. Disney CA employees filed suit in 2011 because their IDs had a bar on them that could be read with any IPhone, Smart phones and reveal their CM's social security numbers and other data. Disney had at one resort a now former CM that was skimming money from credit card and another now former Cm from the Contemporary that was funneling overpayments from guests into her own account around Thanksgiving. While the vast majority of CMs are honorable a handful of bad apples could cause problems for guests. Hackers IMO could do far more damage with the requested information from Disney Guests.
We know smart phones can be hacked especially when used with unsecured WiFi. Your data is on your Disney account, if you want to change an ADR or a FP+ you access your Disney account by the unsecured WiFi in the hotel or parks. Disney has explained the beauty and convenience of the system yet if you sign into your account over their WiFi in room or parks you Agree to their disclaimer before you connect to their WiFi. As you said you saw guests around the parks this winter with laptops and I Pads, how does a guest know if any of these people sitting on a bench or curb are not fishing, cloning or hacking for information while you open your Disney account on a non secured WiFi of Disney's? So to answer your question it is not necessarily Disney using private info against just putting guests in the position to take more risky behaviors with their personal data all the while covering themselves with disclaimers. Some of these practices are not best practices, for credit card fraud, to not always requiring a pin, to encourage use of a web system that uses unsecured WiFi on their property that guests must acknowledge knowing it isn't secured. And if you don't agree then certain options are no longer available to that guest. IMO that is manipulative.
The FTC at the end of last year estimated that 9 million of us per year have our identity stolen in the US. It is the top complaint to the FTC. FTC estimates 10,000 separate identity theft rings are currently operating within the US and is the fasting growing crime ring.
Now how all of the privacy concerns raised by Congressman Markey to Disney relates to you not being detained or not being killed by a drone relates to the topic how? I cannot make that correlation to the topic at hand. As for your post of "In other words, you don't know," was such an incomplete sentence I don't even know what you are accusing me of not knowing, I don't know what?
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