Is the fight for online privacy unwinnable?
In the day and age where human kind has uploaded almost their entire existence up in the clouds in the hope to be identified across all platforms, few of us have snapped out of the tech bubble that our identity and personal information is actually safe. Safe is not the word used to describe discrete information available at the beck and call of others.
1 The Lie That We Are Living
If any of you have noticed a trend in the recent times that every time we are using a web service we are asked to log in with a Google account or our Facebook account, as the service more or less collects all the relevant data from here, you must have asked yourself once, “But who supervises?” To tell the truth – no one does. These services are based on algorithms that copy all and sundry information from these accounts of yours. Maybe only a few chosen fields are revealed to you, but most of the times you have to grant these services the benefit of the doubt that they will only go through the information that is absolutely relevant to the service and leave out all the rest. Unfortunately that is just the tech bubble we are living in, in a vast medium of 1’s and 0’s.