Thursday, May 27, 2010

Online Privacy… is there such a thing?

Now this is something I've been trying to help people understand for a very long time now. If you don't want the world to see all your information then don't post it. Don't upload it, Not even email in this case.
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I’m sure we all agree that the company, and it’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, truly deserves all of it. They share/sell our information, all the while giving us new “privacy settings” in order to appease us. However, if one takes a close look at these settings, a person would quickly realize that they’re being “Zuckered”. That’s right, you are losing your privacy online!
Now, that brings to mind an important question: Can you have true “online privacy”?
My answer is a resounding NO!

You see, those technologies are able to keep casual onlookers out… But anyone who is equipped with the proper tools can easily access your information behind those security measures. I have personally watched my brother a) Hack into a WPA2 protected network (it was ours), b) Look at information on all computers attached to that same network, and c) Actually read emails being sent from a computer on that network. Still think that you can keep your information safe online?

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