Privacy Is Dead…Deal With It….
So in light of recent changes in the policy shift with Instagram and other news reports of censorship with Facebook, many are now up in arms about privacy on these platforms and the rights of users with regard to their content on these platforms. These platforms are free – you are not entitled to anything if you are not paying for it. You are a user, not an owner on these platforms. No one is telling you to opt-in to these platforms. You decided to create the profile. You surrender your rights when you chose to create profiles on these sites. What users need to do is use common sense – you have to decide what to post and what not to post – this is not your personal space…you are just a user…privacy is only as good as your decision making.
Let’s face it. You made the decision to post pictures, status updates and create profiles. No one but you decided to do make this agreement with the platforms. Companies have the right to make decisions about their privacy issues with use of your content again, you willingly gave up the content to their site. It is a little selfish to suddenly feel that you have the right as a user to feel jipped in the process. The onus on the users at this point, maybe you feel that you were given false pretense under your agreement with the platform, but still the onus is on you. You decided of free will to upload the content, that was not up to the company.
There is no social media platform that gives you the right to expect privacy in your content when the forums are public. You make the decision to post up pictures, content, give up the notion that these sites are private. You put your world on display – you are giving up privacy. Take responsibility for your actions – do you really need to post up your world for everyone to see?
The idea that so many feel so much anger is muchado about nothing – when in fact they have been feeding this beast for a long time.
Maybe it’s time folks decided to exercise common sense rather than common outrage at these companies.