TOR is also software that can be utilized by individuals who want to remain anonymous on Internet. It makes it very difficult for other persons to extract user’s information. Another tactic is to delete data frequently. Moreover, the choice of operating system is also important, as some are more secure than others are. Some people prefer being anonymous through the faking of names and email address and therefore, making use of pseudonyms.
I have found that online privacy can be difficult to completely control because of the various types of tracking and third party devices. With that said, although these devices can get private information very subtly, being informed of the information gathering methods can help a person make better decisions for their privacy on the Internet. However, complete privacy is unlikely (Mitchell, 2013). In the Engineering and Technology Journal, two engineers, Gareth Mitchell and Guy Clapperton, gave their thoughts on both sides of the privacy issue. Is gathering information violating personal privacy?
The issue is not that it is your mother’s blog, but in the realization that this detection technique could be applied to your bank account, email, or any other accounts you may have. Most or all of these contain sensitive information that can be exploited if in the wrong hands (Grossman 70). Security holes like this one are just a few of many reasons people want an alternative browser to guard their information while browsing the internet. While some organizations, like those be... ... middle of paper ... ...ering and storing of information has no ethical purpose. If it did, there would be no need for all of the secrecy surrounding the NSA and its practices.
People need to understand the dangers of freely placing large amounts of personal information on the internet through web sites such as Facebook, which basically gives out most of a person’s information on one site alone. What most people do not understand is that, once information is placed on the web it will virtually exist forever; there will always be a way that the government will be able to track this information. People need to understand the ways that they can better protect their personal information. Several vulnerabilities come with using online sites, understanding that fact and learning how to protect pe... ... middle of paper ... ...f ever necessary. Today many people are not aware of the online dangers that exist, people placing out numerous amounts of personal information to various sites, needs to become an area of interest, so that corrections to this mindset can be enforced.
The information present onli... ... middle of paper ... ...internet security and safety differs from region to region and country to country, there is need to have more global rules that can be followed by internet users as trading of goods and services in this global world has no limitations. In many countries the personal data is kept private but when there is trans-border flow there are chances that privacy can be invaded. According to various surveys majority of people using internet are not convinced that the transactions are secured and not being monitored. The World Wide Web technology offers variety of options and enormous amount of potential, but measures are need to be taken in order to prevent abuses and harm done by this technology. In order to do this industry and government need to work together on resolutions, if correct actions are not taken the consumers and industries both have to face the consequences.
There are a lot of bad words, pictures, or videos in social media and we can find it accidentally. For people who can’t let it go, or maybe search it more, it can disturb their mindset and make it bad for their future. Also they can bring that bad habit to their real life. The third is cybercrime. Common types of social media is hacking, online scams and fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer system, etc.
With many of the technology that comes out every year may pose a threat to our privacy and personal information. The harm that an identity theft can cause can be from minor to severe. As a result no one would want to become a victim of an identity theft crime because we would never know if we can even restore everything to its original state. For those that have a dependency on technology, be careful about what you do, what you put on the Internet, what information you give out, this is because it could come biting you back into the future.
In today’s world this is a very serious issue due to all the repercussions it may have such as, the ruination of credit scores, bankruptcy, and many other consequences. Online identity theft is a very serious problem which we are facing in the 21st century and we should begin taking steps to protect our identities such as placing personal information on the internet should be censored and limited. How does online identity theft occur? Identity theft is a growing concern because of the ease of the attack and how it is very accessible to the thief. It can be done from anywhere and to anyone.
Internet security is important to protect our privacy, protect us from fraud, and from viruses that could destroy a piece of our technology. Internet privacy and security may be different but share a responsibility, but it is up to us to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves on the internet. We should pick unique, carful passwords, and never share this sensitive information, and encrypt our data when online. When it comes to social media, I found this information that explains it well. (Endangering their right to privacy 2010) states “Communications and personal information that are posted online are usually accessible to a vast number of people.
But why do people want to go on the Dark Web? People go on the Dark Web for two reasons: to do illegal things without getting caught, and just for privacy. As of 2014, every person on the internet is being tacked in some way. They use information such as cookies, search engines, and download managers. (Henderson 2012) Although it is unusual to be getting tracked, as long as a person is not doing anything they should not be doing then they will be fine.