Digital Privacy #CI 2312#

It is true that we might all hold different definitions of “ privacy” depending on backgrounds and culture. Personally, I am not a meticulous person who will read every line on the terms of service contracts; rather, finishing all the procedures as fast as possible and clicking YES I AGREE are the things I do. I “trust” the apps or websites due to the procedures that they included look professional and I am not the only one using those apps, so I feel safe to create an account without reading the contract.

Digital privacy is important; it includes not only my real name, but also more such as family members’ names, home address, phone number, and even more than you can imagine. In other words, digital privacy is something that can protect ourselves and not be naked in front of the world. Imagine everyone in the world can know your account number and home address, that will be incredibly terrible!! However, protecting digital privacy is not easy; my privacy has already been exposed by clicking YES I AGREE every time. In my opinion, we all know that our privacy is somewhat collected by society; we are not aware of it because we haven’t experienced the danger it might bring to us.

As the society improving, there are more things that can detect our privacy even without letting us know. There were pieces of news saying about the cctv cameras could be hacked, and your personal lives would be post to some websites. Even our phones can detect the key words that we say in daily life, and what you would find is seeing something related to the “keywords” on your apps “randomly”.

Another thing that article, mentions was that the digital world might cause greater unemployment, but I don’t think so. There is so much evidence showing that algorithms make mistakes, and can be sabotaged by bad actors. Therefore, it is still impossible to only rely on algorithms to replace all the work that humans do; a larger number of workers are still needed to build a digital work by using algorithms as a tool.