Skip to main content

Who is responsible for Facebook data leak

YOU!!!

If you use loads of free apps for productivity, if a phone call is too much costly for you, if buying a license always widen your eyelids more than normal, this is YOU!!!
The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica  incident is much of your story than Facebook. The company Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Cambridge Analytica are still getting there ROI. I doubt if Facebook traffic has truly depleted. Many of us read Facebook Users' Data leak news inside Facebook, blog it and share on Facebook, so where is the company on loss???
Personal Privacy Protection is first responsibility of first person, i.e. YOU!!!.

You met someone today from a freelancing site, person sounds useful to you because he / she is willing to work for free, in the next moment you jump to conclusion and share Whatsap number  including all your work information. You don't bother to verify about this newly made friend in question.
You have many apps, preferably free app in your app drawer, and everything is in your reach. Your app never go offline even when you are sleeping. Data is cheap so why to take pain of logout and log in plus you have added an habit of notification first good morning in your daily routine.
If you are doing all this, chances are you will suffer sooner or later.
This is not fault of app, app developers or internet companies alone. Rather, you are also equally responsible.
The craze of things like Whatsapp is so huge that at times institutions like Banks ask for scanned documents through it. The people working in backend simply don't understand what can be taken through Whatsapp and what not. This is not fault of app but result of cheap manpower and untrained human resources.
This happened to me personally when a customer service asked me for information over Whatsapp. Obviously I won't like to use such a service that count on a messenger for information exchange or at least I will try to take care of it.
Sometimes back I have written whether HTTPS is a hallmark of security?
Nothing is Hallmark of security, if you do not use your subconscious for information exchange.
Definitely companies should be blamed and punished for incidents like Facebook-Cambridge Analytica. There is no doubt about this. This is responsibility of an organization to protect its users interests. But up to what extent? Should organization will be blamed alone???
Any app maker in the world including you and me says, download free, enjoy free. No app maker says download and enjoy mindlessly.
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica made everyone vulnerable across world. Go and do necessary changes in your most important accounts before you turn out a victim.
HTTPS or any such security certificate is not a hallmark of security if people working inside such companies do not bother to take care for its customers interests.
We can not go back in the stone age, we need to go with the world so don't left behind but in which direction?
We cannot control others but we can control our habits.
Do not share sensitive information with strangers.
Do not share sensitive information over an app, preferably newly launched.
Do not share information over chat messengers, they are made for talk, gossip, friendship and knowledge exchange.
There are app for every purpose. When you share an information over an app for a purpose perhaps its travel through much secure route because the app maker know its purpose and secure it that way, so its possibly in better hands.

Why to discuss your stock market numbers over a dating site??? If you are doing it perhaps you are ruining yourself.
Please mind the Gossip is less personal and less sensitive information than your medical history.
Today, massive Facebook users are affected because they used it for every purpose. Of course Facebook is the culprit, but if you have shared all your information over a Gossip network, so you are also equally responsible.
Before you spend time on how to download and delete Facebook data, wait a moment.
So you won't get caught in a trouble, move your ass and make changes in your most secure information both personal and professional.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Information War, Personal Security and Me

Too much of anything is just bad. You cannot consume too much in your tummy, you cannot consume too much in your mind. I was never a social media person because if I don't know a person how can I interact and share my personal interests. However, at one point I worked for a social media company and created many accounts, written many social media guides and published online.
The noise that social media creates gives an illusion that you can make big things out of it. Though I never spend many hours on social media but I started sharing content on it, on and off, and with certainty I can say my own sites performed better without social sharing.
From my experiences I found going on many social channels means dilution of ideas. Because I am individual and not a company I cannot go to many social channels and create content. I don't have budget to appoint someone who can work for me on social media. If you are individual blogger like me and creating many social channels for sure…

Is push mail notification a non sense

Automation is good but is it reliable too?
For very long time Android phone was alien to me. But considering public demand of SEND ME Whatsapp rants lastly I invested in this idiot gadget.
Not more than 24 hours and I realized it's a complete waste of money given if you do not take too many photos and if you do not work in an android environment. But anyway hole was already burnt in my pocket.
Only one thing become easy for me that is reading email. I kept only emails on and relied on email notifications. However today no mails popped out. I thought may be everyone celebrating India's Republic Day.
I text message to CEO of reputed company regarding a pending email answer. He is a busy fellow. You can get him easily. Since matter was important I thought to give a text message.
Out of nothing I opened my email and found his reply which he did early morning.
SHOCKED.
Lesson learnt check your mail box manually before texting.

5 ways to get quality traffic on your website

Everyone wants quality,  so does you.  There is nothing wrong in seeking something good,  better or extraordinary.  What you sow is what you reap.  Quality traffic comes for quality content. What you publish shall answer a question  solve a problem or clear a doubt. 
Nobody want to read you because you can write it and you are dying to make money from advertising.
People read your content if it's worth and makes life easier. 
Any content that solve a problem makes the way to bookmarks.  It get recommendations without asking for it. 
Quality content is consumable. Here are 5 qualities of quality content
1. Its easy to understand
2. It enhance know how
3. It answers a question.
4. It has accurate facts and figures.
5. It has references to win trust.
If you have all this in your content, quality traffic will come. Quality traffic is when people look in your website,  appreciate its content and press for call to action.  There is no question of quality traffic without action…