Hello everyone, one of the most interesting topics that we have discussed in class later was Privacy, and few people might think that they use privacy in the right way. Nobody think that their privacy is invaded, due to the small things they do on the internet that are converted into bigger issues later. As clicking on these small ads that have some photos that grab one’s attention, it may lead that person to get into the big privacy trouble.
I suggest using that article about the online privacy called “Internet Users Worry About Online Privacy but Feel Powerless to Do Much About It.” Basically, this article talks about findings and gathering some data about people who fall into the trap of privacy online. As it collects data about them, it conducts some surveys and polls to see how people could react to using privacy on the internet. What’s even interesting/ironic about that article is that a large percentage of people do not believe that companies do have access to their personal information.
Also one of the interesting topics that were introduced in class is the “Do Not Track” episodes.
Basically, these two episodes are somehow related because they were talking about the cookies you always accept to continue what you were doing. It is always “ok or accept” rather than “No or decline”. These websites force you to always “accept” cookies to continue browsing on the website, and most of us do not even read the policies behind these cookies. That’s the episode discussed, and the website keeps on sending you ads that you were thinking about one week or two later, before you log into that website. It is simply invade your private life.
On the other hand, the Like Mining episode talks about Facebook and the likes you do on other accounts. Basically when someone starts to like other accounts as their favorite team, series, actors/actresses, so Facebook starts to track its users. When a Facebook user logs out, Facebook keeps identifying cookies in the browser, which are then used to track logged-out users across the web. And the weird thing about it it also tracks people who don’t use Facebook at all because of the cookies too. They track all the people who press on the “Like” button on Facebook and even who don’t even sign up for Facebook from other websites by cookies too.
Studio visits was a new thing to join just as Soliya but it was with Dr. Maha’s colleagues and friends. They discussed some issues about privacy. The most interesting thing was is that one of Dr.Maha’s friends introduce a new topic about privacy and my classmates and I comment on it. The thing is that the whole conversation provided new diverse ideas added by all the members from the group, as my classmates and I commented, we added some new ideas as well as they did, both listened and learned from each other. I thought that the conversation would be somehow awkward just as the first session of Soliya, but Dr.Maha and her friends were keeping the conversation flowing and we had the chance either to participate by video or just talking, or maybe typing. We chose the way that comforted us the most.
Check our video on Privacy-Studio Visit #4 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POHbDTAyYxA
To conclude, it was a very good experience as discussing these topics in class, and even to learn from it. I hope that everyone will be aware of the privacy issue and how it has a great effect on our lives, and my contributions are beneficial so other people could learn from it too.