Obama for America campaign’s mobile app marks out the houses of Democrats
There is no doubt that every second that you spend online or connected to the web, you are leaving an electronic footprint and most of us are likely to leave huge amounts of information about our own lives online. And those with the ability and the tools to read this information might be able to know a lot more than we wish to reveal. That said, the new app from the Obama poll campaign team is starting to raise privacy concerns among many in the US. The app allows you to know whether your neighbor or anyone in your locality is a democrat by marking out blue flags on the homes of everyone who is so, in a Google Map of the area.
There is no doubt that the information about registered voters is public and available for access, but most often, it was only those designing political campaigns that used them. The new app presents this information to every user in a simple and straightforward fashion and some believe that it goes a bit too far. Of course, many across the world would still be left wondering why someone needs to register as a voter for a particular party ‘well before hand’, to have the right to vote in the primaries. Should they not have a right to keep it discrete, if the wish to?