iCloud, Facebook, and Privacy
Am I the only person here who does not trust iCloud. I think it’s a flowery name for saying “Death to Privacy”. iCloud enables you to store all of your information into online servers that allow you to pick up that information from another computer. If your server gets hacked, all of your information, from work, personal life, etc. will be available for all to see even if they are not in possession of the source.
I’m actually quite afraid that it might be all that we have in the future, and as a person who never trusts the government, I’m quite worried that this might take away our choice to live a private life.
Facebook on the other hand, had a recent update that allows for more efficient stalking. It allows other people to see the articles that you have read in other sites, songs that you have listened to on Pandora, and videos that you’ve watched on Youtube. Sounds like someone is always watching what you’re doing. The sidebar on the upper right corner tells you everything that your “friends” are doing on Facebook; the messages they send, the photos that they post or comment on, etc.
I understand that we can fix that by changing the settings, but did you guys know that every time there is a new Facebook update, your privacy settings are set back to default and you’re vulnerable to the “evil eyes and evil ears”.
I actually started the process of permanently deleting my Facebook account. It requires fourteen days for the entire process to be completed. However, due to pressure from a few friends, I decided to keep my Facebook account, with a catch. I deleted more than half of my “friends”. I went from over 600 friends to the current 240 that I have now. I also tightened my security, and hopefully people can not peek into my private life.