Does Online Privacy Really Exist?
by cynthiachu on September 4, 2013 - 11:12pm
In this article, it talks about a poll that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority did whether it was acceptable or not for governments to check every online user’s activities. Apparently, 49% answered “completely unacceptable”, while 47% other said it was acceptable in certain circumstances and the rest found it completely acceptable. They also did a poll asking people’s opinion on government surveillance to prevent terrorist attacks, as well as one on the fact that the government might already be watching them and another on the complete confidentiality provided by some sites, etc.
The reason I chose to write about this article is because I find it very contradictory that there are people, that we do not know and that we have no control on who they could be, have the possibility on going through all our personal stuff even though there is the existence of a notion called ‘’privacy settings’’. I am writing this article to make people aware that it is not because you post something privately that you do have the true control of the people who can see it.