Privacy & Confidentiality
July 3, 2013 § 2 Comments
By experiencing today’s new media technologies – Facebook, wikipedia and New York Times etc, I would like to think that today’s internet became a gold mine for information – public and private. With the openness of today’s social media and networking, NSA is able to gather private information about literally everyone on anything on the internet. The most recent Snowdon whistle blowing case had more vividly confirmed that the “big brother” is alway watching, and we as internet users had finally realized that internet is just another panopticon. On another note, Facebook is so far the most important social networking company right now, all the memberships that Facebook offer are free, I guess the question is, how the hell do they make money? Some of you would say, they make make by feature ads; some say they charge gaming companies like Zynga to provide them the platforms for their web games. Let’s say, all of the above are true, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Facebook is the biggest information provider, meaning, they sell our personal information to marketing search companies, and that’s how they make their money. Therefore, we are all being play in this panopticonic money making game.