Accordingly, the paper will examine the book by Balkovich, Prosnitz, Boustead and Isley which deals with the relationship between technology and law enforcement. In order to achieve this, the issues regarding the actions taken by Facebook and by governments of different countries will be explored. For many years, several writers, musicians, artists have feared the idea of world where the government uses technology against us. The New York Times article narrates the evening when the police of Hanoi arrested him due to a post criticizing senior leaders. “While Facebook reassured that its policies in Vietnam have not changed, the Vietnamese government had agreed to help create a new communications channel with the government to prioritize Hanoi’s requests to remove what the regime considered an inaccurate post (Mozur et al, 2017) ”. “One of Foucaults concerns is how human beings understand themselves in our culture and how our knowledge about ‘the social, the embodied individual and shared meanings’ come to be produced in different periods. His main concerns were the relations of
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This article has this dystopian feeling, that we are fully controlled by social median and we can do nothing about it. Author of this article presents social media as “big brother” from George Orwell’s 1984 who always watch us. I agree with the fact that internet knows too much about us, and our privacy is being violated. Nevertheless Mark Andrejevic took it too far saying that there are man behind curtains who are doing it for “certain purpose” . I understand that addiction to social media is quite concerning, but when he stars telling his theories about people or organizations in charge of the whole internet, article which was beginning to sound like a decent article , suddenly
Although problems with the inappropriate use of social networks are not new, in recent years, it has been observed by many authorities how the internet allows any actor to perform information operations with amazing ease and effectiveness. Indeed, several countries and individuals are using online multichannel platforms and social networks like Instagram, Snapchat Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, the mentioned sites allows any actor to collect an enormous amount of information on their potential adversaries and influence public opinion through propaganda and counter-propaganda activities. The armed forces of several countries, including the United States want to take action on the issue, this has caused a domino effect that not only touches us
Facebook, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, is an online social networking platform with the mission of making the world more open and connected. Within a few years, Facebook attracted millions of new users, from 1 million Monthly Active Users to 845 millions Monthly Active Users. Though competing with global and regional corporations in the industry, Facebook kept growing rapidly. With the high expectation of investors, Facebook finally decided to go public. The “Red Herring” of Facebook stated that its goal was to connect all two billion global Internet users. Basing on our analysis of Facebook’s IPO, we would like to give several recommendations on the
This company’s business model is about collecting personal information. The personal information should be kept in secret and not given or sold to a third party. Facebook is one of the company that gather detailed personal data about its users giving them up on a platter to advertisers (Farrell 2015). Moreover, not only the advertisers want the data, but the NSA and other U.S. security agencies as well. They use the information for surveillance and other purposes which it is a violation of the right for privacy.
Facebook is put under heavy scrutiny after it was discovered that, “Russia-linked operatives placed ads on its platform during the 2016 presidential election in an effort to disrupt democracy” (Shahani, “Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot…”). The mass media is exploited as a mechanism for political propaganda and manipulation. Facebook cannot single out every sole user as millions of accounts are being made annually, but Russian hackers who were able to infiltrate the platform and propagate misinformation while going undetected is a vast oversight. This does not accuse the platform of accountability and offense, though it raises another question on how Facebook is rehabilitating this crisis. What is more, while the programmers and employees are trying to diagnose the ways of abuse trespassers may carry out in the system, “they're indignant, believing they've created a beautiful, seamless technology that does more good than harm, and that Facebook engineers aren't responsible for human nature” (Shahani, “Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot…”). The rise of Facebook is momentous, each day growing more and more in popularity. Frequently, societal conventions and styles are heavily influenced by the media. People are easily swayed by stories and fabrications on the internet, even if there is little evidence supporting. Hence why intruders have resolved to approach prominent social
Along with personalization, this article uses authority-disorder a little bit to frame the story. What makes authority-disorder so present is the author’s description of Facebook’s handling of the controversy; the author cites cooperation with organizations, but it also cites previous legal troubles with the company and critics who say that the company “isn’t doing enough” (Eddy, 2017) This tells readers to view Facebook’s inactions on content as a negative thing, and in turn helps emphasize the personalization present. Presenting Facebook’s controversies as something potentially harmful to social order invites the readers to have sympathy for people and issues they might not otherwise think about. It also makes the readers contemplate on authority figures. The article itself references how authorities in Germany and abroad are reacting to the social media’s website. What this does is it makes the reader wonder what their government is doing. The article, through citing previous controversies and incidences, makes the reader raise questions as to whether authority figures are doing what they can to regulate a major company such as Facebook. While the authority-disorder bias can tend to exaggerate, using this bias can potentially inspire citizens to get informed about their rights when browsing the
Facebook Hit with Lawsuit Alleging Privacy Wrongs | PCWorld According to the lawsuit, Facebook violated the U.S. Wiretap Act by tracking its member’s movement on the Web through "like" buttons embedded on millions of web pages throughout the Internet. The law bars “interception and disclosure of wire, oral or electronic communications" and provides fines of $100 a day, up to $10,000, for every day the law is violated. If the maximum fine were imposed on Facebook members could receive $10,000 - which is highly unlikely. The class action suit is the result of a decision made by a California judicial panel, which decided the multiple lawsuits should be unified and heard in Facebook’s home state.
As the explosion of internet social media based companies has grown the issue of privacy has been at the forefront of many people’s mind. Privately held information can easily become available to people and be negatively used due to the digital age we are in today. Two of the leading companies in social media are Google and Facebook. This case study analysis explores both Google and Facebook’s privacy policies and issue that has stemmed from it.
Facebook played a major role in generating the 2011 Egyptian revolution. (Sutter, 2011) Facebook was then used in 2011 by the Bahraini regime as well as the regimes loyalists to identify, capture and prosecute citizens involved in the protests. Ayat Al Qurmezi was identified as a protester through Facebook and was forcefully taken from her home by masked commandos and placed in prison. (Dixon, 2011) Political strategists have identified Facebook as an increasingly important advertising tool in the 2016 presidential contest. Both Democratic and Republican party members have begun to show respect for the politically important platform Facebook has
This paper will be structured as follows. Section 2 will cover a basic overview of the rise of social media through the past few years and the government’s use of social media for surveillance. Section 3 will cover an Utilitarian and Kantian ethical view on the use of government surveillance on the social media of local citizens. Section 4 will cover the social impact and views that citizens may have about the surveillance of their social media accounts. Lastly Section 5 will cover the global impact of surveying social media accounts.
Internet censorship may make the virtual world a safer place by protecting the users from bad influences. Lee Baker, writer for Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, notes that,“In April 2009, Moldovan youths used Twitter, Facebook, and other ICT to organize a flashmob after the results of a parliamentary election indicated a Communist victory”. This is just one of many examples of the way the internet can be used in negative ways to cause chaos. Also, terror groups have been known to use the internet as a recruitment tool and that can affect anyone. These attempts can’t be stopped completely but it can help mitigate the impact. Nevertheless some see the censorship of the internet as a bad thing.
One thing Microsoft, Google and Facebook have in common is that they collect about as much data from each of their visitors as each other, according to an internet marketing research company (Alexa 2012). Users are concerned about the privacy of their personal information, even after the Facebook security expanded its efforts to reduce the risks to the users’ privacy. Facebook Beacon was launched in Nov 2007, a service that was ultimately a failed attempt at advertising specific products to a user’s friends depending on what known purchases that friend had made. As of last month, Facebook has begun to more closely examine the usage of its user data. Facebook accepted that it had deceived users by failing to keep certain promises regarding privacy, and agreed to settle charges laid by the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Facebook, a social networking website, has changed the way people communicate with each other. A social networking website is an online platform that allows users to create a public profile and interact with other users on the website. Facebook has even changed our most personal and private conversations and how they are conducted around the world. Since the internet’s birth in 1983, this trend of online communication has been growing. Created in 2004, now registered with more than one billion participants, Facebook’s user numbers surpass even the top four social networking websites combined. According to Wikipedia statistics, Instagram has 300 million registered users, LinkedIn has 200 million users, Classmates.com has 50 million users, and Flickr has 32 million registered users. To be further convinced of the claim that Facebook indeed changes the way we communicate, you would only need to create your own Facebook account and start participating in their social networking experience. Technology and internet usage is fused into every aspect of our society including the style of communication. The launch of Facebook in 2006 also enabled other devices such as touch phones, interactive tablets, and even advanced cars with their own networking capabilities starting in 2007. Facebook is a multibillion-dollar company and is highly recognized for connecting more people than other networks. Facebook’s long-term success can be attributed to providing entertainment, world news, and
In this day and age technology is an everyday aspect of most people’s lives, which many people view this as a great thing, but little do they know that the technology that they cherish so much can and in many cases is being used to control their lives. What people do not know is that the government is able to use the information they collect in any way they choose without any knowledge, with this power, comes a great responsibility. Foreign governments have tighter grasp on their country’s internet usage which some may see as an irresponsible use of this responsibility, which in turn enslaves their people by cutting them off from the outside world. The media also plays a large role in controlling what information reaches the public. This practice is harmful to the intellectual integrity of society as a whole, since the media focuses more on celebrities than they do on important issues. Overall, the creation of newer and better technology has helped society, but how long will it be until it can be used as a weapon to spy on citizens worldwide? Globally, many country’s governments are taking the initial steps towards controlling most, if not all, information possessed by the citizens. By allowing the government to control the citizen’s access to information, society is allowing itself to be controlled.