As most people probably know, there is no such thing as privacy anymore now that we have reached the digital age. We post things about our lives on social media and do so many things online. We are constantly connected through our phones and computers and we constantly give companies the right to our personal information every time you download something and click accept. Google looks at what you search for and where you go in order to provide you with what you are looking for and provide ad companies with what your interests are.
In the article (link below) in the words of Max Mosley, “The need for a private life is something that is completely subjective. You either would mind somebody publishing a film of you doing your ablutions in the morning or you wouldn’t. Personally I would and I think most people would.”
I find all of this to be very troubling, but I’m not going to stop using my phone or using google. I feel as though overtime this will just become the new normal and no one will even realize that anything is wrong, however, that power over people seems like it could potentially be dangerous. Personally, I feel as though the article was really long and it was unnecessary to have so many examples to prove the point. However, I do feel as though these examples are what makes the article stand out and add something further, showing instead of telling.
Why do you think that people do not actively protest in order to gain back their privacy? Do you think that as technology furthers there will be even less privacy and companies will know everything about you with great accuracy? Does that worry you?
How do you feel about the effectiveness of this article in getting the information out there? Do you think that the article is too long? Do you feel as though the various examples of people’s lives adds something to the article? Do you think that the author uses good descriptive language or that a number of the big words just makes the article confusing to understand?