The Pew Research Center has recently conducted some surveys about the future of internet privacy. According to this organization, online life is becoming more transparent with each day. Many internet experts believe that privacy on the web will be something of a taboo in the near future. It’s becoming more difficult for people to maintain their privacy online. Major social networks such as Facebook offer some options for users who’d like to keep a low profile.
In recent years, Google has been considered to launch very invasive initiatives. In fact, this company often limits the privacy controls that users have when using any digital services that are published by Google like mobile apps. The future of the internet will also involve a never-ending race between technology that aims to protect privacy and technology that tries to hack sensitive information. The “Internet of Everything” concept is something that threatens to extinguish the basic concept of online privacy because information on just about anything in the world might be stored on some cloud network that’s accessible to anyone.
Activist Keith Mann says that cyber attacks continue to reveal the vulnerabilities that people, corporations and governments have in the digital age. In the wake of the recent Sony hacking, people are becoming more alert about the possibility of being remotely attacked by some rogue cyber terrorists. Perhaps the high tech age will force people to use technology less and preserve some privacy.