“Privacy” on the Internet

Food for thought…

Maggie Madly Writing

Pretty much everyone is infuriated by the National Security (Snooping?) Agency and how it has infiltrated our online privacy, but I believe the NSA controversy is only the tip of a much larger iceberg.

The NSA can supposedly crack most of the codes on encrypted websites. Microsoft and Yahoo were supposedly unaware that the NSA knew how to find its way around encryption systems — I’m not sure I believe that. I think that if the NSA offered Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, etc. a large enough reward, those companies would toss their users’ “privacy” right out the window.

So nothing you post online is truly private. Nothing.

It’s funny how some websites allow you to “deactivate” but not delete your page and your data. But that doesn’t really matter: Even if your content is “deleted,” it may still exist on some server somewhere.

One time, I was looking up some…

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