If you have been using social media for a while now, you know how important privacy can be. There have been plenty of examples where social networking services have a different idea about what privacy is compared to its users. Sometimes social networking services have a different agenda than that of its users, and usually it all has to do with making money. Is there more to our privacy paranoia than what meets the eye? I think this infographic could answer a lot of questions.
Have you ever felt that awkward feeling that everyone can get a hold of more information about you than you really want to trumpet out? Maybe there is more to that privacy paranoia of yours. If you think about it, why would you let everyone know everything about you? I mean, why would they need to know where you do your dry cleaning or who is helping you fix your car? Isn’t that a little bit too much information for someone to know about you? Besides, with today’s technology, there is a lot you can do with information like that. Not every business has super secure servers even though they are storing your home address, your credit card information and more.
When you really get into it all, you will probably get that lump in your stomach and say, “Enough of this!” Especially when you start thinking about all that stuff that governments are doing around the world to keep us all filed and checked. Well you know what? It’s us providing them with all this information in the first place. Sure, maybe we don’t mean for it all to enter some high tech vault somewhere where someone can just pull it all up every time we get a speeding ticket.
I was presented an infographic called It’s Not Paranoia: The Internet Knows More Than You Think by Huffington Post (design by Wond). It has some rather interesting and eye-opening information about privacy paranoia, and how it’s really not you who is imagining stuff. Whatever you do on the Internet, you are always tracked by something or someone, it’s just how the Internet works. It doesn’t matter how you think about it, your privacy paranoia is to some extent grounded in truth. But, you are the one who keeps putting yourself in that position by using social networking services and other online services. The question is whether or not it’s worth it, or if you should give it up completely. What do you think?
Is It Privacy Paranoia Or Does The Internet Know It All?