Every week it seems a new security breach is hitting the headlines so we can be forgiven for thinking the online world is a dangerous place.
Earlier this year, Facebook was lambasted for sharing user data with third party apps, while those with Androids were shocked to learn that their mobile was tracking their every move thanks to built-in location tracking tacked onto Maps and Photos.
And then there was the Amazon Echo incident, where customers realized their every interaction was being gathered together to build a case about who they are and their shopping habits.
So yes, we’d be forgiven for thinking the online world is a scary place.
Sure, the internet has impacted our lives in amazing ways, but there is a dark side just like with everything else.
But because we’ve been so eager to dip our toes into the countless benefits that the internet brings (being able to communicate with anyone, anywhere is pretty priceless), we’ve lost some of our personal privacy along the way. It’s kind of an exchange – we let you do this in exchange for this information about yourself.
This isn’t about to stop anytime soon.
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