Monitoring Software: The Key to the Lock
With as much talk as there is about security online and the increasing possibility of getting hacked and exposed, you would think people would be a little more discreet. Even for people who don’t have much to hide, the fact that anything shared using modern technological tools is “out there” forever should cause some concern. Just consider how much can be learned about you and your life simply by monitoring your online activity as with this teen monitoring software covered by Buzzfeed.
Today, a private conversation between two people messaging each other over their phones has about as much promise of privacy as a prisoner in jail. In other words – zero.
You may think that this view is just paranoid, but when you consider teen monitoring software that can be put on a child’s phone, and the technology behind it, and how much information is really floating around on clouds for anybody to have access to (software or not), you may just jump on that caution wagon.
On the other hand, the possibility of creating what feels like a safe environment can cause people to let down their guards of caution and unknowingly fall into the trap of sharing information with the world that was meant to be private.
It’s like keeping an old-school diary with a little lock. Have you ever noticed how flimsy those locks really are?