Is Privacy a Myth?

For anyone who chooses to use the Facebook Home application they are essentially agreeing to give up any last remaining shred of privacy, given that the app is always on in the background.

If we think back to the days before Facebook, back to AOL’s famous “you’ve got mail” tagline, online privacy was much simpler.  The usernames that were created to simply chat with others via the Internet, most likely did not reveal the individual’s legal name or anything else that would be considered “private” but instead served as “aliases.”

But then came Myspace, and Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn and the list goes on and on of social media websites that allow users to be searched by factors such as name, email address, age, height and even relationship status.

We are always on, always connected and no longer private. The thin line that separated public from private has disappeared and what privacy we think there still is online is an illusion. 

We all leave a bright footprint online, resulting in everything anyone does being tracked.

Today, governments can learn more about a person through a virtual search than they can through a physical search of that person’s home.

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Source:  fiusm.com