A part of the American dream for a lot of people is the right to have privacy. Americans are constantly worrying about the Government taking away personal the personal privacy of citizens. But people may not realize that in society today a person’s privacy is tested when it comes to using the Internet. Although the Internet can be fun and is convenient in many ways, there are many dangers associated with it. Including, but not limited to, Spyware affecting a person’s computer, the threat of credit card theft, the dangers of uploading personal photos onto the Internet, and also the dangers of putting personal information on a social networking site.
Sharing personal information on Facebook is very danger as third parties are seeking information. Third parties collect the data from Facebook, which could easily lead to cybercrime. Users are not confident on sharing information and contents on Facebook. Facebook is required to spread the privacy and security awareness to the world. It should conduct the privacy programs to protect its users from being victim of cybercrime.
People have the tendency to believe everything and anything that is posted online should be private. They don’t realize that what they post or send over a platform like Facebook isn’t exactly complete privacy. As Alfred Edomnd Jr. said in his essay Why Asking for a Job Applicant’s Facebook Password is Fair Game, “… don’t think business vs. personal. Think public vs. private. And if something is truly private, do not share it on social media out of a misplaced faith in the expectation of privacy (134).” Just as employees have the right to say no to this request, employers have the right to ask.
The site makes it hard for the Internet user to say no to being tracked. Mitchell warns the reader to take more consideration into what information they are giving away and that “privacy is not to be taken for granted” (Mitchell, 2013, p. 26). Getting information from the Internet would mean tra... ... middle of paper ... ..., websites and online marketers do find ways around users’ precautions to gain personal information. There are many people out there who want to use personal information like credit card numbers or addresses to cause harm to others. These cases are the extremely negative ones that people want to and should avoid.
When creating profiles these websites want all of your personal information, the only thing you don’t enter into your registration is your credit card number. It seems a little crazy that they are all so desperate to have and to hold your personal information on file, but I am sure they have reasoning behind it. They do offer the option for you to make your profile private, but there are ways to still viewing a private profile. In the article, “Are you Worried About Your Personal Information? – Privacy Issues in Social Networking Websites”, author Lui Fan speaks of how operators of social networking websites upload peoples information to the server or to the cloud.
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The internet lacks security and legislation when it comes to email providers, search engines, and social networking sites. This has led some people to use private peer-to-peer communication networks such as Freenet and BitTorrent. First, most people would assume that the emails they send to each other are private and will stay private. Well that may not be completely true. Thanks to out of date privacy laws.