We all know that over the past years we have become obsessed by social media. Many people are connected to one or more social media accounts. Everything we do is posted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This is the new way to communicate with others. Most people will only look at the positive sides of social media, but I will acknowledge the negative sides of social networks in this article.
The websites we visit are being registered by the use of cookie, which we of course accept because we don’t want that annoying bar to be in our way. The internet is one of the worst breaches of privacy ever invented. But who is there to blame for our decrease in privacy because of social media and the internet in general? The users for posting their private lives on their accounts and accepting al terms without thinking, or the people who are behind the cookies?
Most of the social media users are not aware of the danger that comes with having an account. You are voluntary placing personal information for example your address, date of birth and work. this content is usually for the benefit of your friends, but what the majority of people doesn’t realises is that this information is open to more people than just your circle of friends.
One reason for this unawareness is that the network sites often enable the settings for your account. Another reason is just the lack of interest. Not everyone is interested in who look at your personal.
Renske van Dokkum, A4d