4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Social Media Privacy

Here is why you should worry about privacy on Facebook and WhatsApp and other social media sites.

People are worried about the privacy of famous social media sites. A few months ago, Facebook bought Whatsapp for 19 billion dollars. You might be thinking why it was bought for such a high price, even the app is not displaying advertisement.

It’s also true that the deal was done due to the huge amount data of users – currently 1 billion active users are using Whatsapp. Just imagine the data being collected from everyday chat. Here is the privacy policy of WhatsApp.

It means everything is being collected even their interests, hobbies, their liking and disliking. Whatever you do, it becomes online.

Anything that is online can be hacked.

Perhaps it’s the same reason, a new job which would be the hottest job in the future, named Data Analyst has come into existence. This branch deals with the huge amount of data with the use of technology to make data more useful.

HERE ARE THE 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BOTHER ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY

1. ONLY HIGH AUTHORITIES HAVE ACCESS

You should not be worried about your important data when you use the most famous app that is spending millions of dollars on security, not exposing your data to anyone except the government and spying agencies.

Now WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted which is making more difficult for hackers and the government agencies to look at the users’ data directly provided it’s requested.

2. HACKERS CAN’T HACK

How funny this statement does look to you, doesn’t it? Even hackers can’t hack the most secured server of Whatsapp and Facebook. In the past, having access to data was easy due to pushing and keylogging. Now it doesn’t work.

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Thanks to bug hunting, these platforms have become more secure than ever. It’s a program when you find a bug, you’re awarded money from the range of small amounts to millions of dollars.

That’s why, hackers are struggling towards finding more bugs in order to get money, in return, the security is improved indirectly.

It means your data is not easily accessible to a good hacker too. Because you establish 2-step verification security from the setting of Facebook until you type the security code sent to your mobile, the account can’t be opened by the person even he knows your username and password.

3. NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

It is true they are not interested in your daily routine what you do. If you’re going to buy a DVD of Game of Throne, they are not interested what you talked with your girlfriend last night about it.

If you’re innocent, why you should worry about that? If you’ve done a crime what you should worry about the data sent to the highly secured departments, not your beloved ones.

They don’t have enough time to look at each person’s activates because 3 billion users are connecting to the internet, spying on each person is an enigma for them.

4. MORE PROFIT TO ADS

Almost all the websites on the internet have some types of ads. Every website you visit, it earns money by showing the ads. But the ads are irritating and frustrating. How to handle it? How to show the ads that people love? How to know the person.

 

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More and more users are connected via smartphones. The more data is being collected.

It’s the question, great minds are working on it. That’s why the data of millions of users bought at such a huge price.
How is it being done?

When you chat with your beloved ones and tell them your habits, hobbies, interest, all are being collected by the advanced filtered.

Once a system knows more than about you, then it works very well.

It shows the ads that you talked to your friends while chatting even on messaging or calling because of the advanced voice recognization technology.

When the ads are targeted to the potential customers, they help in selling more products. If a robot knows this person has his favorite color red, then it shows more products which are red in color i.e., red color in the t-shirt.

Now you can apply the same tactics in every field either you’re seeing an e-book that you love to read or a software application you want.

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About the Author: Aamir Mursleen

Aamir Mursleen is the founder of Jortic; a technology lover, writer, poet and linguistic student. Reading about technology makes him a lot happier and has a tendency to overuse commas.