#donotTrack

On the last few weeks in our class of INF 103, our professor talk us about the privacy issues that the internet has and how to protect us of the dangers of being watch or steal of our private information.  To help us understand we saw a serie-documental named: #donotTrack that explains how the big companies use our information to make money and how they can track us.

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The seven episodes of this series are: Morning Rituals, Breaking Ad, Like Mining, The Spy in My Pocket, Big Data inside the Algorithim, The Daily Me, To Change the Future Click Here.

The things that most impact me was how the web can track all our movement in the internet, by only giving a “like” to something they track you, by giving you all this ads about the thing you “like, they know the pages that I visit the most, our private information and what we buy, the sad thing is that we can’t do much because the solution to this problem is quitting of all the social media and all the technologies and that is not a good option because the world is evolving and the technology is an important skill that the companies want you to know if you want to work with them.

I learn that I have a spy on my pocket because my cellphone track my every move like all the places I go, which apps I have on my phone, also the phone knows my daily routines, the most that impact me was that even the flashlight of our phone can track us. Also learn that computer “cookie” is more formally known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie, an Internet cookie or a browser cookie. The name is a shorter version of “magic cookie,” which is a term for a packet of data that a computer receives and then sends back without changing or altering it.

The purpose of the computer cookie is to help the website keep track of your visits and activity. This isn’t always a bad thing. For example, many online shops use cookies to keep track of the items in a user’s shopping cart as they explore the site. Without cookies, your shopping cart would reset to zero every time you clicked a new link on the site. That would make it difficult to buy right?

This problem of privacy on the web really freak me out a little bit and open my eyes about how this technologies really are excellent in a lot of things and we love them but also this technologies have his bad side.  Before watching this documental I didn’t know that my life is not that private as I was thinking, my cellphone and my computer give away almost all my private life and that is scary. I hope that somehow we can control this violation of private life.

 

 

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