Strangers Invade Your Privacy
When someone finds your personal information online, it’s a natural response for them to look more. Humans are naturally curious. Even if someone previously had no interest in you before, a few public posts easily available on Google or other search indexes will lead them down a rabbit hole.
Maybe it’s not exactly an invasion of privacy since the posts’ privacy settings are set to public, but looking at a complete stranger’s profile for an extended amount of time definitely creeps into stalker territory. Close the curtains on internet voyeurs by using a professional online service like Wiperts and stop any peeping toms from getting into your personal life.
Do your friends and family want to be online?
This is a simple question that nobody seems to ask anymore, “Can I post these pictures online?” Yes, no, and maybe are all reasonable answers. Sometimes people just want some privacy in their life and will answer ‘no.’ That’s simple enough to understand. A ‘maybe’ means they’re thinking about it and/or just want some privacy restrictions (like only friends can see it). ‘No’ and ‘maybe’ shouldn’t be taken too personally, everyone has their reasons, especially if they’ve said ‘yes’ before and the photos got them into hot water at work or home.
No one ever wants to be asked, “Where were you last night?” and then immediately be confronted with contradictory information posted online. No one is coming out of these types of situations unscathed. Sometimes people are just better off not knowing. Ignorance is bliss after all. If and when you do post photos online, simply ask for permission. It may be easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission, but you can avoid your friends awkwardly asking you to take down something embarrassing.
But what to do when someone posts something publicly and just disappears? Facebook, Twitter, etc. won’t deactivate their account for no good reason, so the post may remain online for a long time. This is where a service like Wiperts comes in and submits a request on your behalf. You don’t want to be seen online and you want privacy – these are good enough reasons.
If you’re not pictured doing something that needs public exposure, like a heinous crime, then your private life should remain private. The public does not need to know about your private information unless you pose a great threat to those around you. The term ‘private citizen’ exists for retired politicians and normal people alike. Small and petty things need to be forgotten from the internet. Things that nobody cares about but are still negatively impactful on your reputation should be cleaned from Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Contact Wiperts to see what can be done to restore your privacy.
People who live private lives and keep to themselves may not be flashy and glamorous, but they sure seem to enjoy having quietness surround them. Smartphones are the new televisions in 2018 – noisy, always on, and forever pushing out new information into the world. No one can get away from having an interactive TV in the palm of their hand. The days of televisions spying on people have come true. Sci-fi paranoia has led Silicon Valley to non-fiction inventions.
Smart televisions are connected to the internet for analytical purposes. Sure, there’s Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, but all these built-in apps constantly send mineable information back to the television manufacturer and their advertising partners. If it can connect to the internet and show a colored image, it can show you a smart ad. It’s simple as that. Whatever you just Googled or bought on Amazon might just show up on your smart tv as an advertisement.
These devices not only spy on you, but also allow others to spy on your personal life. Everything you do is carefully tracked, sent, and analyzed on mega data servers. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, and we are living in such times. Aside from huge companies, your social network has access to your private life. How many of your online friends do you know in real life, and how many might just be fake bots?
Profile picture, check. A few updates every once in a while, check. Location sharing, playing games, sharing content publicly – check, check, check – it must be a real person… right? Everyone believes and knows that Amazon can program drones to deliver packages to people miles away, but it’s hard for them to imagine that Facebook can make millions of fake accounts that mimic real people. Computers’ ability to match human logic was proved decades ago during the chess craze. Deep Blue, a chess computer program, won against chess grandmasters time and time again.
Chess, one of the hardest games known to mankind, has been conquered by a computer program. If IBM could successfully design and execute such a complex computer program decades ago, it is child’s play for Facebook to create fake bots that act like real users. Facebook already has all your data and interactions with real people, but interacting with bots as if they were real people? That’s far more interesting.
Maybe some of these fake friends aren’t made by Facebook. They could be private investigators or data brokers trying to get some personal information from your friends-only account. If your account details are public, then your personal information is out there being taken advantage of. Experts like Wiperts can help you regain your privacy by removing your personal details from the internet. It’s not a good idea to leave your online profiles public. You don’t leave your front door open in a busy city, and you shouldn’t leave your online profile open for anyone to see either.
You should remove friends that you suspect are fake or simply don’t know. Every social media website urges you to grow your numbers and thereby promises success in life by doing so. In reality, their profits are the only thing growing as your privacy shrinks away.