This essay focuses on Privacy is Dying. Write a four-page essay covering how our privacy has been lost over the last ten years due to computers, cell phones, and the Internet. Then make further predictions about how our privacy may be further affected in the next five years
Firstly, Write a four-page essay covering how our privacy has been lost over the last ten years due to computers, cell phones, and the Internet.
Secondly, Then make further predictions about how our privacy may be further affect in the next five years.
Thirdly, It should be from 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 pages, double-space, in MLA format.
Privacy protections are at risk yet again.
The Five Eyes security alliance, which spans the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand,
has issued a “Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption,” which suggests that tech companies will face strong opposition
if they don’t provide law enforcement with backdoors for encrypte communication.
Executives from big tech companies are being haul in front of Congress to answer for our jeopardized personal data.
Advances in telecommunications technologies have led to easier information sharing, most recently due to the advent of the Internet and social media.
Privacy experts warn that anything posted on the Internet is likely to remain available for an indefinite length of time.
Once published, information cannot be made private again.
Although any one Internet page may be alternately available and unavailable, frequent copying of content, sharing
, and caching may result in information surviving long past the original poster’s intentions.
Moreover, information about any one individual may be post by others,
with or without malicious intent, and with or without the individual’s knowledge.
For example, photos of an individual in a private setting may be post by friends, with or without the individual’s knowledge
. Strangers might record an individual in a public setting unintentionally, as they record the setting for their own legal and common-sense purposes.
Many authors compare the current state of privacy with the vision of the Panopticon.
a type of prison conceived by British philosopher Jeremy Bentham  to allow the staff to observe inmates at all times from a central location.
Unlike the case of the one-way observation Bentham describe, the Internet is much more complex
, as the “inmates” observe each other, and even the Panopticon’s staff,
as for example in Edward Snowden’s leaking of NSA documents or Julian Assange’s Wiki-Leaks site.