Why Do People Think Living Beside A Democrat is a Good Idea In USA?
Find Out With Obama Mobile Application
Welcome news for all the democratic campaign volunteers, as from now there will be no need of clipboard and field office because all you need is a smile and a smartphone. Obama’s reelection squad has charmed the canvassing with fragrance of technology and has introduced a free iPhone application that locates nearby democrats, recognizing them by first name, last name and home address. With the Obama mobile application, you can get a quick look of your neighbor’s political affiliation with in a second.
The Obama Mobile App includes a Google map for canvassers that indentify your existing location and spots nearby Democratic households with tiny blue flags.
But this futuristic iPhone application is rounded-up by errors of privacy concerns. If we believe the sources, this application publicly floats data of registered Democrats such as their first name, last name, gender, age and their home address, for example “Shaun J, 55 M, Democrat”
Defending Obama mobile application on privacy concerns, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign wrote that “Anyone familiar with the political process in America knows this information about registered voters is available and easily accessible to the public. I don’t find any problems there”
Spokesperson further added that application is designed keeping privacy and safety in high concerns and any one violating or in case of inappropriate behavior will lead to appropriate action. Any voter who requests for do not disturb again will be immediately removed from any provided to volunteers.
There are groups of people who find this application both creepy as well as useful. But, many found it invasion on their privacy. Application displays a small bunch of address and built-in mechanism prevents the misuse of data.
It is just a baby step of technology in canvassing by Obama’s squad and surely giant leaps are still to come. On the concerns of privacy, both the campaigns are digging deep and the word war is expected to get more vigorous as November election approaches.
original news by http://www.barackobama.com/app/