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It is possible to agree that in the 21st century, everyone can find anything on the internet.
Need to find test answers? A new recipe? Home address of your crush, even cheap heart transplants are available online.
“You" is an American television show about a stalker who is a psychopath. Joe, the maniac, discovered all information about her beloved on her social media during the first season of the show. Whom she dates, where she studies, what she majors in, and other personal details. Almost all people are unaware of how many extra things they post on social media. I believe that people should be more private on the internet and not expose confidential information to everyone because it is impossible to know who is on the other side of the screen. There is no evidence that your internet friend who claims to be 18 years old is telling the truth.
The dark web
What exactly are people purchasing online? Clothes, cosmetics, food ordering, some kind of "toys" and so forth. However, on the darknet, people buy other things. It is not an Incognito tab where everyone can be invisible on the internet. On the dark web, people can legally sell illegal items. In addition, they are not going to be arrested for selling these objects. Drugs, human body parts, and even sell other people. It is a dangerous place where drug dealers, prisoners, and insane people hang out.
Personal digital camera
We all know that one accident occurred in one country. Following that, people began to fear their laptops' or computers' cameras because they were being watched. In one episode of Black Mirror, it is shown how a scammer hacked someone's laptop and saw what he was doing due to the camera and assigned them dangerous tasks. Furthermore, I met someone on social media, who showed me some apps. Apps that can be used to hack other people. I immediately stopped talking to him, because he has the ability to hack me, my friends, and my family. Nowadays, many laptops incorporate cameras into the keyboard. Press the bottom to open it. HUAWEI has already used this new feature.
How protect yourself from hacking?
Even if a person removed some information from the browser history, policemen could find it anyway. Whenever you opened any website, the information about your location is automatically visible to the website creator and other people who have access to this information. VPN- "Virtual Private Network” makes it more difficult for third parties to track your activities online and steal data. VPN became highly popular in recent years. People could change their locations with a VPN. Even if someone is now in Canada, they could connect to services in the UK, Germany, Turkey, and other countries. Moreover, in some parts of the world, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok are blocked, so people use VPNs to open these social media.
The last thing I want to mention is that technology has been both a godsend and a burden. The internet has made life more convenient for people in the twenty-first century, but it is not always a good thing. Our personal data is no longer ours; others can easily find it. We could thankfully secure our personal information thanks to VPN.