April 8, 2020 1:32 am at 1:32 am #1848231
Is there such a thing as privacy anymore in today’s age? Is there a way to combat this or just accept the fact that privacy is gone? Even if one doesn’t use social media or anything these companies still collect and sell their info based on others such as if you are listed in their contacts. Why is this ok?
So much information on everyone, WhatsApp, Facebook, twittter, Instagram, Gmail,Google, phone apps, etc. How do they even have enough storage for all these phone calls, text messages, pictures, voice, video and so on multiplied by billions of people multiplied by billions of data every second!
And if you think this doesn’t affect you, see how Google suddenly volunteer and sponsor tests in the medical field ( I wonder why, maybe to collect more data) or the fact that Israel is using a system to track you through your phone and make sure you are at home! Aside from all the other useds of our information and data which we don’t know of.April 8, 2020 5:23 am at 5:23 am #1848264JosephParticipant
This is all designed by Hashem to remind Yidden that EVERYTHING we ever did in our lives has been recorded; and will be replayed to us after 120.April 8, 2020 10:53 am at 10:53 am #1848325
Joseph, thats the first reason that yidden might think of. But just because Hashem knows everything about us doesn’t mean people want others to know as well. Are you comfortable with anyone knowing every step you take throughout the day or every conversation you have?April 8, 2020 10:53 am at 10:53 am #1848327ubiquitinParticipant
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
IF you are using a free email service, messenging ap, social meds platform etc etc, then it should be obvious to you tha tthey are gettign something in return, namely your information.
If you dont want them to have, it don’t use itApril 8, 2020 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1848331GadolhadorahParticipant
It is impossible to have zero public access to your lives and personal information. However, 90 percent of what is available online about you is information you have affirmatively placed in the public domain, perhaps without knowing it. There are multiple ways to minimize your public profile if you choose to use themApril 8, 2020 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1848336
Ubiquitin- this is a big misconception. The problem is that even if you don’t use anything, Facebook will create a profile on you to keep as long as you are listed in someone’s phone contacts who has Facebook, Google and all apps will record you as long as someone with a smartphone calls you, (aside for the government surveillance regardless of what phone you have), and even paid emails will still share your informa5. You pay internet bills and utility bills noone is giving you that for free. And once you have paid services or even a library card all your info gets sold and will appear in public records on the web. Including name, age, date of birth, address history and current, and probably much more if you pay for the info. It’s so unsettling especially since most people have to use email and do have many apps or even social media.
Whether you want to or not the world changed. Used to be fax and mail now it is all done online and by email. Just becaue the world changed and forces us to use these as necessity isn’t fair that we must compromise all our personal information for renewed methods of communication.
All the tin foil hatters are on point for today. In fact they probably underestimate how much data is mined on us. You know it’s legitimate when respected tech websites even point this out and create many articles on this issue. They know you more than you remember. Every step you take, every time you use Google maps, they know where you were, where you went, when you went, everything!
They even record you through your devices without knowing.April 8, 2020 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1848351JosephParticipant
RW: Why are you afraid of others knowing what you do?
Unless you’re doing illegal or inapp6 stuff.April 12, 2020 12:09 am at 12:09 am #1848627
“RW: Why are you afraid of others knowing what you do?
Unless you’re doing illegal or inapp6 stuff.”
Ok Joseph the next time you go use the bathroom just leave the door open. Also the next time you are having a conversation with someone record it and share it with everyone you know. Also when you are changing record yourself and share with everyone online. Is that “innapropriate” and “illegal” enough for you to rather keep those things private?
Most predictable comeback, i thought you were smarter than that.
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