How much of the internet content is private? With the World Wide Web accessing unlimited internet viewing Internet privacy can be shared by others. There is no content control of what information one reveals about oneself over the Internet, and to who can access that information. The internet is open to public viewing.
In reality there never was Internet privacy. Media rights group, multi media experts in the field of information super highway believe that privacy doesn’t exist. Internet privacy never existed or is dead. The internet has always had surveillance tracking all viewable content. When email is forward in traffic your internet provider can view any of your emails. Internet users may achieve a passable level of privacy through controlled disclosure of personal information. Banking institutions have strong protection even that can be broken into. But all computers systems have the IP address that stores information and allows internet hacks information regarding your information.
In order to keep your information private, people need to be careful on what they submit and look at online. When filling out forms and buying merchandise that becomes tracked and because your information was not private, companies are now sending you spam and advertising for products. Some employ a third party tracker that can get what you do on the internet. Third party companies even purchase your content for advertising. Third party selling of personal information is a multimillion dollar business
Some states have in place state laws provide privacy of personal Information like Nevada and Minnesota require Internet Service Providers to keep information private regarding their customers. This is only unless a customer request that their information being given out. According to the National Conference of State Legislator, the following states have certain laws on the personal privacy of its citizens.
Minnesota, Nevada, California and Utah have legal status that prohibits Internet service providers from disclosing personally identifiable information, including a consumer’s physical or electronic address (email) or telephone number, internet or online sites visited. Some information can be disclosed to law officials a grand jury, state or federal law enforcement officer and a court order. Any violators are hit with civil damages of $500 or actual damages and attorney fees for violation of the law.California law makes businesses post a privacy statement that gives customers the opportunity to choose not to share information at no cost.
Websites that advertise have certain laws for privacy policies. But there are risks involved in Internet privacy. The methods of compromise can range from the gathering of statistics on users, to more malicious acts such as the spreading of spyware and various forms of bug exploitation that is falsely advertise to protect your use on the internet. In the last year several social networking site provide their users with protection for their personal information. Facebook, one of the world’s leading social networks hasrecently addedprivacy settingsfor all registered users as this is your choice to use. Facebook offers the choices of what or not blocking individuals from seeing your profile. Facebook has more than 400 million social users worldwide. The world knows your privacy.
All private information is stored on all computer systems through a tool called “Cookies”. Cookies is a internet tracking tool gathering private information on what is viewed every time the internet is accessed knowing internet browsing habits. Advertisers that can gather information from cookies prey on the information to submit unwanted email content. Don’t be fooled by what is said about all cookies. Cookies track all internet content that is not private. Cookies saves that information for who, what, when or where.
Federal Government (Big Brother) and all law enforcement agencies monitor exposing and tracking internet crime to gather Internet users’ information to keep pace with communications technology. What information the government collects, what it does with that information, and whether it informs the internet user or not the government has the authority to invade into your internet privacy which is wrong.
Many programs and operating systems are set up to perform data logging usage. This may include recording times when the computer is in use, or which web sites are visited. If a third party has sufficient access to the computer, legallyor not, the user’s privacy may be compromised. This could be avoided by disabling logging, or by clearing logs regularly. No privacy preventing spam, fraud, copyright infringement, spam and spyware.
One of the most common thefts of privacy is the hard drive on all computers. Hard drives stores and saves all information on all computers. When a stored file is deleted, the file is not completely deleted, the file remains in the hard drive. Thieves remove the hard drive stealing your private information. The best and most effective way to protect your private information is to remove the hard drive yourself, take a hammer and smash the hard drive into pieces.
Rights to privacy over the internet? There are no rights to privacy across the internet.