The reference is not to the famous movie. It’s the stark reality that exists in each house-hold today, much in context of mobility & mobile devices. The pertinent question – how much is too much, there may not be a standard answer. It’s an individual decision one has to take, a careful and much thought after one. Every time one installs a new app in their mobile phone/device; they are allowing a non resident entity space in their day to day activities, completely unaware of how and where this could be used. Controlling permissions to third party Apps has become extremely important, if one were to really observe.
Each one of us wants their own space and would rather prefer maintaining a fair amount of distance in matters of privacy. However, usage of mobile phones is largely done in an unsecure manner where user information and device data is no longer private and is quite vulnerable to being leaked. There is an ever greater need for keeping a close check on device settings. Every device should come in handy with a user manual guiding buyers on the most in depth details about its use, partner-arrangements if any & how to control it. Making information public about how a user’s data may be used is not enough; giving the control back in user’s hand is what matters. Information stacked in segments, courtesy user info gathered via apps (by marketers/product manufacturers) allows for drawing users into clicks that could turn up to be least important for them. People familiar with data crunching via large excel sheets can relate to the data interpretations that could show up (be it a pattern/element or characteristic), simply by putting up a couple of filters. So users should allow space only to software that is relevant for them & is actually going to be used