Me. I think privacy is lost. Oh, you mean a guy from Apple? Does co-founder Steve Wozniak count as an Apple guy? I think so.
We’ve lost our privacy and it’s been abused
Uh oh. Where did our privacy go? Was it stolen? Did we just lose it? Did someone take it away from us? Or, all of the above?
I’m bothered by what technology has become. Usually, I don’t let things bother me but what bothers me more than anything in the world is when technology goes bad.
Dude, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. The problem isn’t the technology. The problem is people. Go all the way back to The Garden of Eden where God confronted Adam after he ate the forbidden fruit.
The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.
Adam was quick to blame God and Eve for his actions. So, let’s not put too much blame for our privacy and security being lost at the hands of technology.
I always thought that the user was more important than the technology. We put a lot of effort into letting people live their lives in a normal, human way.
It’s difficult to disagree with the intent, but the reality is this. Technology is a tool that can be used for good or evil. So, what happened to our online privacy? We gave it away, right? Not so fast. Some of it was taken.
Every time I click “accept” to some online account, they wrote the contract for it. Their lawyer wrote it. My lawyer didn’t. So with my agreement, I’m giving them everything in the world and they own it.
It’s a two-lane street but we humans are so intent on driving down one lane we don’t pay attention to what is happening in the other lane.
Our privacy is lost. We gave it away. They took it away. As they say, ‘there is no free lunch.’ If you want to connect to friends on a worldwide social network that seems free, rest assured that there is no free lunch. Someone has to pay the bills.
Consider that at least one reason why Apple’s business model is superior to Google, Facebook, even Amazon et al. It’s old fashioned. Apple makes a product. We buy the product. If it’s a good experience, we buy another. If it’s not, we go elsewhere. With Facebook, where else can you go? With Google, where else can you go?
Privacy is lost currency. We keep making more information, so maybe it’s a good idea to protect it more today than yesterday.