There is no privacy in cyberspace. There never has been and there never will be. Cyberspace has no rules, no restrictions and no boundaries. Every interaction online provides some sort of information to cyberspace. Once this information is out there it is copied…and copied again…and again and again. Now your information is out there in cyberspace and it will never be private again.
Walled gardens are notorious for recording and storing personal data. It is much cheaper to record data and keep it, than to filter and censor it. Snapchat saves all your snaps to an online server and facebook has documents upon documents of your personal information stored in their database. This is all well and good, but what happens when our privacy is breached…
The Fappening was a horrendous and traumatic occurrence where a hacker broke into the snapchat online server and found explicit pictures of famous celebrities. They took these crude images and uploaded them to a website that could be accessed by any member of the public. It was dangerous and reckless as it not only tainted the celebrity’s careers but it also could be accessed by any member of the public i.e. kids.
People with knowledge cannot be trusted because knowledge is power. In a world where information wants to be free there are no rules an no privacy.