How Secure is Your Internet?

by Irving A
The company that has promoted itself as the private and secure one has not been private or secure lately. Apple has been giving out people’s address books. Due to privacy slips they will continue doing this for weeks to come. But it’s not only Apple who has focused on other things other than security, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Facebook are among the many. “Imagine if a bank paid more attention to the color of the carpet in its lobby than they type of safe it uses to store its customers’ valuables. No one would want to store anything there, that’s for sure”. The author compares the banks to trusted web giants to demonstrate the importance of security. Who is to blame that companies are not securing our personal information? To whom should we point our fingers to? Should we blame the companies for not securing the data or the users for using the companies? Assistant director in the division of privacy and identity protection at the Federal Trade Commission, Christopher N. Olsen, expects Congress to enact laws to promote consumers. Legislations would not be ideal for anyone, technology companies argue to have less legislation control. Companies need to focus more on privacy.

This relates to course materials because it is a subject that are implementing in our project. We are adding small security features to our website. User names, passwords and credit card information have to be kept secure at all times. Even though our website is not as big as Apple or Google we understand that security has to be implemented at all times. We have discussed such security issues in the past.

Web 2.0 facilitates information sharing in the World Wide Web. It allows users to collaborate with each other in a social media dialogues in a virtual community. Social network sites as well as blogs and web applications are examples of web 2.0. The client side of web 2.0 consists but is not limited to Ajax, Javascript, and Jquery.

Citation:
Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming – NYTimes.com. (n.d.). Technology – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/disruptions-and-the-privacy-gaps-just-keep-on-coming/?ref=technology

5 thoughts on “How Secure is Your Internet?”

  1. In my opinion both parties are blame. First of all if people know certain sites are not secured then they should not use them. But on the other hand, corporations SHOULD look out for their customer's best interest instead about thinking how much money they can take from them.

  2. It was so interesting to visit the url you provided. It’s so funny that you know that websites back then were basically just text and hyperlinks and you create that image in your mind, but never actually see it. And it is so much simpler than what I actually thought but it is good to see how far beyond we are now.

  3. I believe neither organizations nor customers are to be blame because we, as customer, are making use of technological advances such as the Internet which makes our life so much easier, and organizations make profits by offering their services to us via online. But I would blame a third party that does not prohibit organizations to share our personal information to other organizations that are also interesting in converting us into their customers which in turns help the USA economy.

  4. Ivan what if the sites are said to be trusted? What if the site was a government site that got hacked into and those who hacked it uploaded the information online so that everyone can have access to it? It appears that corporations are looking out for their own interest rather than the customers like you said. It seems to me that corporations are only after money. As for Yeimy Flores what type of third parties do you have in mind?

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