Privacy First on Social Media? Is it Possible?
Privacy is a new luxury. In the same way that consumers have come to appreciate specific labels, such as ‘organic,’ ‘cruelty-free,’ or ‘low-fat,’ for products that are good for their health, these same consumers are becoming more aware of the term ‘privacy’ when purchasing or using products. People have become tired of privacy abuses and are coming together to stand up for privacy protections.
What Does the Public/ Private Partnership Surveillance with the U.S. Government Mean to You?
Questioning what types of surveillance the US Government is using to collect data should be done by citizens as a way to understand and limit violations to their private data. In 2020, privacy is up for sale, and anyone could be the buyer. This surveillance partnership includes private companies, governments, and law enforcement agencies. The US Government, without full disclosure to the public, creates a variety of public/private partnerships with major corporations to collect and have access to confidential data on US Citizens and other residents of the United States.
Contact Tracing Apps | Is Your Privacy Protected?
What we haven’t seen a lot of in the United States, but has been done in other countries, is contact tracing. Contact tracing has been previously used successfully to contain SARS, Ebola, and other viral outbreaks across the globe. There are available apps that work via our smartphones to help track where and when contact with positive cases occur.