From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.
violations: Internet privacy is dwindling. Every
purchase you make, flight you take, website you view, file you download, person
you call, and email you send is tracked, and these profiles are then stored
indefinitely and often sold to the highest bidders -- whoever they may be.
Personal data long thought to be confidential simply isn't anymore. Consider
your identity while walking down the street. Facial recognition technology has
passed from law enforcement to the public realm -- Facebook uses it in many
countries, gathering data from images to recognize you (unless you know to opt
out of the feature). That's a violation of your right to privacy, right? Wrong.
And who's to say Facebook's photo database, growing by several billion photos a
month, won't be handed over to law enforcement agencies or corporations in the