In today’s age of internet and social media, almost everyone has a Facebook page. Most people use Facebook as a way to communicate with old friends and family that may live far away. Others use it to promote a business or event. Facebook has negative and positive aspects. Facebook is a great, as users can create and customize their own profiles with photos, videos, and other information about themselves.
This is because either they are afraid of people doing them harm or they are scared that people may treat them differently after their secrets are known. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. Privacy is one of the fundamental values on which our country was established. Moreover, with the internet gaining such popularity, privacy has become a thing of the past. People have come to accept that strangers can view personal information about them on social networking sites such as Facebook, and companies and the government are constantly viewing a person’s activity online for a variety of reasons.
Earlier, this was open to everyone and now due to updates on privacy settings, you can have the option of who can search you on Facebook. Facebook privacy and security have many benefits, problems, and challenges. There is a benefit for every security setting on Facebook but the real concern comes along when it comes to facing the problem and how this problem goes into different steps of challenges, and how we can fix that problem in order for privacy not to be a huge issue. A person that has access to Facebook wants to share their everyday moments to the world such as sharing personal posts, photos and videos, and that’s what Facebook is basically known for. Executive summary: The topic we chose is Facebook's Privacy/Security.
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.
Aria Graves English Comp November 3, 2015 Are Social Networking and Social Media Websites Really Protecting Your Privacy Figure 1 Many people use different social networking and social media sites. The most popular websites today are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and also YouTube. There are a number of privacy settings on these websites and applications, but are they really protecting your account? The answer is no, everything you put on the Internet is discoverable by another party. The people who create these social networking sites are in no way trying to release your personal information, but the Internet always has a way for people to find out anything and everything.
However, the use of social media can have risks such as the loss of an individual’s privacy. In his article, “Privacy as Product of Safety”, James Grimmelmann reveals that Facebook users care about their privacy, however they have great trouble achieving it. Frequent Facebook use raises the concern of privacy loss, since it serves as a tool for everybody to obtain information that should be kept private, it is imperative to raise awareness in order to prevent losing privacy entirely. The rapid adoption of Facebook creates a wrong image of “privacy” that users do not notice. Facebook users have the idea that their information is private.
The overuse of Facebook among today’s society has allocated a new kind of virtual existence to people of all ages. Increasing research on social media's effects on human interaction has revealed the development of antisocial behavior, narcissism and a slew of other character flaws and negative by-products. In today’s society, social media has become the new norm of communication. Many people have found themselves, friends and family to become heavily addicted to it. Take myself for example.
How do users protect themselves through the forest of privacy options so they can get the most out of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with the least amount of risk? The more information a user gives to the social network the greater risk that someone could misuse or steal information. Most users do not understand how to protect themselves and go through the necessary steps for protection on cyberspace. There are several problems with adding contact information in your profile. If you do not lock out this information to the friends you want to have such information, anyone that views your page can get you contact information such as cell phone, IM screen name, address, city and email address.
Preventative measures would block some of the lingering advertisements on Facebook from infecting your feed. Your information is constantly being used against you, you just do not realize. There are some circumstances where you realize that your personal information you released on Facebook is being used against you. It is no longer private to you. An example of your privacy being invaded through social media can be seen through the unfortunate course of events that happened to Stacy Snyder.