The increasing access to the internet has created more problems than solutions in the area of online privacy as it becomes much easier for users to access another person’s personally information on online social platforms.
With the exponential increase in the number of networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter available online, online users would set up their pages, blogs and profiles within these sites, and put up bits of information about themselves. These informations
An example that can be used to represent this point is Facebook, a social networking site, where internet users can use this social network platform to communicate with friends or find them online. Facebook allow users to put up information about themselves and get to know more about people they just met and keep close contact with them. On the contrary, the personal information put up by the user’s can be easily accessible by anyone on the internet and there would be a high chance of it being used to deceive or blackmail them as most users are not careful of what they put on social networks.
As such, the increasing access to information on the internet is actually more of a bane than a boon. The internet made a world a better global community in both a good and a bad way. However, as the internet becomes more advanced, accessing information through the internet has made privacy more of an issue. Otherwise, face-to-face interactions would be a better choice for an socially active person as one won’t have to worry about privacy. (Weighing)