As technology advances, most people in the world are used to dealing with digital devices, and many people have their own smartphone or laptop. These digital devices make many tasks convenient and help you find information or contact people. The Internet is currently well developed. However, people’s personal information is sometimes needed to use these services. There are many cases in which such people’s personal information is hacked and used for bad purposes. I think people’s privacy is really important in digital.
Algorithms are one of the issue where people are talking about digital privacy. People are both being convenient and suffering from discomfort of algorithms. According to the Pew Research Center report, there are different opinions on algorithms. Some people are saying that thanks to algorithms, they can save times and make things easier. However, on the other hand, some people are also saying that algorithms are getting rid of people’s privacy. I do understand both opinions. In my computer and smartphone, when I watch videos or news, due to algorithms video or news that I am interested in or that fits my age usually pops up. There is a convenience that you don’t have to look for while focusing on these sources, but on the other hand, it seems that there is no way to access various things. Also, it seems that things are controlled too much because of the algorithms. So I think that if the algorithm’s strength is adjusted, it will feel appropriate convenience and access more diverse data. Therefore, I think it both effect negative and positive for individuals.
I found out that it can be extremely dangerous if our individual information is hacked by someone and be spread over the internet. Since hacking and public shaming is widespread these days, it is important to protect our privacy against hacking. Reading the article of ‘How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming’, I could see various simple but important ways to protect our information in the internet. In the article, the writer recommends us to protect mobile web browsing, securing communications, making passwords longer, etc. These are things people can do easily but some or most of them are not doing. These simple ways can help us to protect our privacy.