How important is your personal privacy to you and what measures, if any, do you take to protect it?
Personal privacy is being eroded at an alarming rate throughout the world. With social networking sites etc. collecting, storing and sharing personal data and required to provide such data in support of government's increasing interest in bulk information and data mining, have you considered the long term effects of this? Big brother really stands to be a reality!
When I discovered that Facebook actions performed (innocently) by my "friends" allowed access to my information, I removed my account. It was a hard decision because family and friends were so connected. Also, I could certainly use the exposure of Facebook to increase my Hub views. I can see why people just give in and shrug their shoulders.
To those who think that if you have nothing to hide, it doesn't matter whether our privacy is being invaded, ask them to: remove their curtains, post their credit card statements and phone logs publicly; install a web cam in every room hooked to the web.
It is very important but we can't just stop and be isolated in an island where there are no social networking sites, no fb or tweets. I believe that social networking sites are just a tool to widen our connections and for easy communications but there are a few things we can keep to ourselves. If these are things we would not want to divulge then don't post it anywhere in any social networking site. Holding on to privacy depends on what things you want to keep private.
by Rob Welsh 8 years ago
I'm NOT Knocking FB or HP here.. So I would appreciate that this thread relates to HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR Personal Privacy?For many years I have done a huge amount of Privacy Advocacy work for people (in NZ) who have had their Personal Privacy interferred with illegally by organizations that...
by James Smith 5 years ago
The most common stock response you get from anyone who hears of a policy that directly or indirectly invades their privacy is “I’ve got nothing to hide”. First let’s analyse the statement closely. Its first assumption is that anybody who claims their right to privacy clearly has...
by Pooja Sharma 7 years ago
Are you promoting your site through social networking sites? If yes then what you feel it works?
by cheatlierepeat 6 years ago
Do you think spouses should share passwords to social networking sites such as facebook?What if there has been a past infidelity or occurence of online flirtation/cheating?
by Kay Mitchell 6 years ago
What social media/social networking sites do you use?Do you write on pages other than Hubpages? What sites are you currently active in and how do you prioritize them? Do you prefer some to others? I am currently active in Blogger, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.
by Jake Frost 6 years ago
Which social networking site do you use the most?
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