The Importance Of Internet Privacy

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Everybody probably has something to hide from somebody. It can be something as simple as a secret crush or big such as cheating, regardless, it is private to the secret holder. Privacy should be respected and demanded. Many people believe that personal information is only available to themselves, when in fact, they are wrong. With a mouse click, information can be accessed in seconds. Others also believe they have done nothing wrong, so they have nothing to hide and it does not affect them at all. Internet privacy affects all users of the World Wide Web. In the past years, the evolution of the internet and social media has changed how we define privacy and molded American culture. Our privacy is at a risk and should be protected at all costs from loss of information that can be stored through dating websites, social media and technology. Is online dating a great way to find the love of your life? If you want to provide sensitive information about oneself then go ahead. Recently, to prevent sex offenders and criminals to establish a plan of action online, dating sites have been running background checks on the users. In 2012, many dating companies had signed an…show more content…
The "Privacy and Facebook" states, " [I]n December 2009, Facebook made a sudden and unexpected alteration of its privacy setting" (Mackinnon 299). Later, Mackinnon explains the altercations Facebook made which included the user's friends, profile picture, name, gender, and current city, exposed. (Mackinnon 299). This angered many users, but the reasoning behind it was Mark Zuckerberg believed that people should be open about themselves in action and in their daily lives. Either way, this is an invasion of privacy due to no consent of the people. Also, with one simple post, information is plastered all over the web for anyone to see. In numerous occasions, certain posts have even prevented members of society to get jobs or
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