A Quick Thought On Online Privacy
People who are part of the social media community know that when you put something online publicly, it gets indexed by search engines and is effectively ‘out there’ for people to see forever. By posting information online, we’re making a choice to make it available to other people. We take that for granted.
If someone doesn’t realize they’re making that choice – if they don’t realize that’s what’s happening – is it still right to mine that information in the same way? Does our technical ability to do it trump that consideration?
Taking aside the obvious implication that there may be a lot of education necessary about this stuff, what’s your take on this?
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