Man has been relying on technology ever since it started to evolve in various capacities. Back in old days bartering information was achieved by sending a messenger from one place to other place miles away, and then came the days of telegraphy. Gradually telephone was invented and today with that we have powerful social media. Technology has evolved.
In these all ages personal information has always been precious to all of us that we don’t want to share with others at any cost. That very something belongs to us only, and we don’t like people or technology stealing that privacy away from us. The situation becomes more critical when you don’t know you’re being stolen.
That is what happening these days when we are so sunk in the feistiness of Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Android and so on.
I personally believe if you’re not using the social media for a purposeful objective then you’re wasting your time. Posting your comments, updating your pictures and videos, where this all will take you at the end of the day? No where actually. You will end up wasting the crucial hours of your life in writing comments over others’ posts.
Coming back to the exploitation of personal information, Facebook, Google, and its smart phone operating system Android has made headlines due to the privacy concerns of the users. You may remember the issue rose about Carrier IQ app few months back that was installed by smart phone manufacturers and carriers on their device to monitor the users’ activities and FTC asked to probe the matter later on.
Few days ago Lookout found Android apps creep into your photo library of smart phone unnoticed and publish the recent photo taken with camera online.
Facebook has also been involved in privacy matters last year and came to settlement with FTC.
Pondering about it needs time. If technology remains on this fast track we don’t mind that what we mind is exploitation of our personal data. My point here is not to halt in the advancement of technology but to devise regulations that must be met before they’re operationalzed in commercial market.