Privacy Impacts

(some negatives of social media cont.)

Encryption

"...is effectively mathematical algorithms designed to stop hackers accessing information on phones, messaging apps communications. More than 1 billion transactions globally a day are encrypted, including online banking and Internet shopping..."
John Kehoe, 2017c

There is a continual battle going on between individuals, corporations and governments about who should have access to this information, eg phone conversations, photos, calendars, contacts, financial information, health data, etc.

The Tech companies set up this encryption to protect their customers from sophisticated hackers and cyber criminals. However,  governments like Russia and China, law enforcement agencies like FBI, NSA, etc want access to this information.

 

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