Technology And Consequences Essay
In Myhre’s article for Direct Marketing News, she summarizes how technology has impeded our society by breaching our privacy. Technology has exploited many by released private information related to storing personal information, location tracking, and website browsing tracking. In today’s world, we are completely reliant on technology. We spend the majority of our days using smart phones, laptops, and notebooks, that all have a connection to the worldwide web. We rely on this technology to give us answers and store important information. However, no matter what type of file it is, it is never deleted. Remnants of our work, our apps, and our browsing history will forever be stamped on our hard drives. We store personal information on our computers, such as passwords, bank information, and bills. With an internet connection, a must-have in today’s world, we are making ourselves vulnerable to the outside world and our information may be stolen in the blink of an eye. Additionally, our applications on our devices have location tracking, allowing someone to see where you are at any moment. In our smartphones, we are able to see each location within the last month and for how long we spent in that location. Finally, our computers can track our browsing history and cookies can save passwords, credit card numbers, and addresses. Again, even if we delete these, a computer technology specialist knows a way to uncover these facts by looking at our hard drive.
Myhre, Julie. "Technology Is Invading Our Privacy." Direct Marketing News. Haymarket Media,
Inc., 20 Aug. 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. <http://www.dmnews.com/technology-is-invading-our-privacy/article/307471/>.
Technology and Consequences
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