Technology And The World 's Privacy

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With a constant paranoia of technology taking over, it draws attention away from the fact that technology has already devoured the world’s privacy. Everyday new technology is being created in order to allow for faster communications, sharper images, and new car innovations to protect their drivers against injury. Technology is at the world’s fingertips and is a constant in the daily lives of moderate individuals. As technology excels there is an increasing amount of opportunity to be socially interactive on different platforms of communication from your home, to the streets, and even in your car. Consequently, the safe guards for these new communication platforms are lacking the ability to protect the consumer’s privacy. These life…show more content…
Microsoft, which owns Skype, has claimed in recent years that it was “wiretap-unfriendly”, meaning that hackers would not be able to listen into their customer’s private conversations. CNet.com’s journalist, Declan McCullagh claims that after the government backdoor was exposed, “Microsoft would no longer stand by Skype 's earlier claim to be wiretap-unfriendly”(McCullagh). Microsoft not being able to stand by their previous statement, that their users conversations would be kept private, had a drastic affect on the amount of Skype users that continued to communicate via live chat. According to TeleGeography, a data focused research agency, “Skype is cannibalizing international voice traffic. The downside is that overall traffic has fallen”(Asay). Consumers have feared away from using this live chat in order to communicate and hold private conversations do to Microsofts lack in confidence of their own technology. This has caused consumers to return to phone calls and text messaging in order to protect themselves from unwanted third parties. Conversations on hand held devices are not the only way hackers can attack a consumers privacy with the use of a camera. There are cameras at every corner, and even in consumer’s own living rooms. In Kim Zetter’s article, Gothom Digital Science stated that, “Three
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