How Technology is Changing Privacy

How Technology is Changing Privacy

As at now, technology has found its way deep into our lives to a point that it’s invading our personal and private space. To most of us, integrating technology into our lives seems to be beneficial. But doesn’t the fact that your privacy is being interfered with scare you? Today, nearly 95% of adults either own a tablet, laptop or mobile phone that they use to access the internet on the regular.

Due to the fact, that nearly everyone owns this kind of technology, it’s safe to say that your mobile phone probably knows you more than your wife or parents. This occurs during advancements in technology and you allowing these devices to intrude on your personal life. Technology has become part and parcel of our everyday lives including our private life. So, how is technology changing your privacy?

It’s Storing all Your Personal Information

Personal data is meant to only be personal. However, technology has swayed us into believing technological devices such as mobile phones are good for storing personal information. It’s quite often to find one storing all personal information such as credit card numbers and pins on their phones. But, are you sure that your information is safe there? What if your phone gets hacked? Or what if someone knows your pin code? You can easily be robbed without even knowing. On another note, people nowadays have downloaded diary apps on their phones. Just try to imagine if someone accesses your diary. All of your personal information could easily find its way to the public.

Technology is Tracking Your Location at all Times

Wherever you decide to go, that is your own private decision. There are at times when one wants to visit some places in privacy. But, apps such as Google Maps and Instagram are able to track your every move. You may be enjoying using these apps for navigation. But, they can also aid another party to monitor each and of your every movement. This is something that infringes your privacy.

It also Tracks Your Online Activity

Ever tried accessing a website and it asked you to accept cookies? These cookies are used to track your online activity. As a result, your private information such as passwords are saved. If this information falls on the wrong hands then you may be in great trouble.

From the above, it’s safe to say that as much as technology is benefiting us, it’s also changing our privacy. Our personal details aren’t as safe as they used to be. It’s why you should learn to be more cautious when it comes to using technology.

 

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