Blog Post 7

An issue I would further want to research is, internet privacy. I want to learn whats out there and what I have to do to keep myself safe while surfing online. Recently some tech-geek created a new way to accurately find someones address through an XXS malicious code-which is able to obtain the MAC address of your router, which then can be used in Google Maps to find the coordinates of your location-all while you are sitting in you pajamas surfing the web without your notice. I want to learn what is being done to provide security and safety to online web 2.0 users. And I also want to learn more about what happens with tags and why some tagged content on one specific site are viewable on other websites even with a embed restriction-for example a video.

-SSIRA9018

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3 responses to “Blog Post 7

  1. I think that privacy is also a very interesting topic since we went over in class the many things that count as losing privacy. Yesterday online, a friends told me that the government is planning to start a law to censor things that we place online. The problem with this idea is that from that day forward all of our things that we do online would be read by the government before it can be posted online. Does this also challenge what we have as our own privacy?
    As for the idea of tagging and tracking people, there are many things in the world that are being developed everyday that it is always a possibility that it can happen to any of us at anytime. My computer always have people try to hack in all the time but because of this, i became more interested in protection and ended up learning certain things to protect my own information from being shared and how to block others from taking things from my household “internet” shared technologies.

  2. There is no question that there is the potential for our privacy to be compromised every time that we log-on, search for information or post views and opinions about anything on the internet.
    Unfortunately, many of us have (unwittingly) been willing providers of content about ourselves. In our quest to “express ourselves” to the largest audience possible, we disclose a great deal of information about our lives and identities. We join social networks, where we proceed to post albums of our photographs, document all our travels and interests, indicate our relationship status, list our favorite movies, foods, report on our displeasure with co-workers, professors or employers, etc. Yet, we are surprised to discover that some of this information may be “culled” by individual, institutions or the government and used against us.
    I am not suggesting that we become Luddites and , simplemindedly, oppose technological progress or be so paranoid that we are constantly looking over our shoulders for the bogeyman who is coming to get us. Instead I propose that we THINK twice before bearing our souls on a medium that is accessible to so many.
    The ability to search for information, to communicate instantly with friends at remote corners of the world, to “exhibit” our ideas, writings, art, etc. for the whole world to see is of great value, but we must also consider that the more we use and become dependent on these new technologies the closer we come to bringing about the conditions that George Orwell described in 1984.

    -Rigoberto

  3. Rigoberto, thanks for the long comment, I did look into George Orwell 1984-a novel, Orwell is a pure genius, I believe that’s exactly what critical thinking is. Orwell thought outside of the box and demonstrated theories then combined them into a story.

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