By Alan Y
There was an age where there was such a thing a privacy. Arguably, that age is long
gone since the birth of internet technology. The mass amounts of information online about every
single person on social medias such as Facebook has broken down the barriers of privacy.
Hackers can steal information easier than ever making internet users more vulnerable than ever
before. Cloud storage systems such as iCloud, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are
especially vulnerable to hacks. The age of privacy is long gone and we have no one to blame
Critics will always find someone else to blame. In this case, they have a valid argument.
Companies are not protecting our private information as well as they should be for big online
services like iCloud to get hacked. Even though this serves as a valid argument we should know
well enough by now that anything and everything online can be hacked. Anything you don’t want
other people to ever find out should never be put online. It is as simple as that. Even though
online storage like iCloud has proven useful we still shouldn’t be dumping private pictures or
important documents on the cloud.
Facebook has privacy settings to show certain things to certain people. Imagine
someone hacks into your friend’s Facebook account and suddenly knows everything about you:
your home address, your email, where you’re from and more. Can we really blame social media
for this? If we only want to share certain things with certain people why not just tell them in real
life? Your real friends will have all the knowledge they need to know about you anyway, so there
is no point of putting it online. People are just setting themselves up for loss of privacy.
Hackers are an issue of today’s society with the internet storing so much information. It
is nearly impossible to defend from hackers. There is security such as Norton that helps defend
from hackers, but costs you money. Security may help, but hackers will find a way into your
defended files if they really want to. The best protection is to not put sensitive information online;
this makes your information safe from hackers and it costs nothing.
There is a simple easy solution to uphold your privacy that could fix a lot of problems
with today’s crammed internet. Whatever you don’t want the public to see, don’t put it on the
internet. If you are okay with anyone seeing what you have to say then you are fine. There is no
simpler way to keep things private then never sharing them. Don’t give the responsibility of your
privacy to companies. Let yourself control who knows the private information about you.