The Issue of Cyber Security

Recently, the Senate voted to allow Internet Service Providers to sell their customers browser history to advertisers. What can this mean for the privacy of internet users?

Internet security is an important topic, and it seems that there is no right answer. Information about users’ browser history becomes important tools for big companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook that track their users’ history to be able to advertise more effectively. The question to ask is if it is ethical to allow these companies to take and use this data, or is it exposing the personal privacy of individuals?

I have always felt an interest in learning about security and privacy on the internet. Here is a short video I made concerning my thoughts about privacy and security on the internet.

Take a few minutes and explore your social media platforms. Do you expose too much of yourself online? Don’t get me wrong, it is important to have an online presence, but can people find you by the information you have shared?

I was awakened to my own online security in the winter of 2016 after a friend searched my social media platforms. What she found gave me a healthy scare. I encourage all of you to be more aware of what you post online.

How do you feel about online privacy and security?

 

(A class video my group and I made concerning social media and technology in this world)

1 thought on “The Issue of Cyber Security”

  1. This has been on my mind a lot lately as well. Last year I wrote my final paper for Writing 150 on the Apple vs the FBI case. While I was against the arguments made by the FBI in that case, I could see where they were coming from. This, on the other hand, is a whole ‘nother level. Sacrificing privacy for advertisements? I didn’t think I could dislike ads more than I already do, but yeah I dislike them even more now. Except for the funny ones, they can stay.

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