All that was done because they feared someone may leak the idea, design, and other information. And if that had happened, we would not be living with iPhones now. This was just an example of how tech companies maintain their privacy and for this, they also monitor their employees.
But this monitoring has gone too far. Nowadays, tech companies even track their users, and talk to workers. All the tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and others are watching the users in privacy. Users don’t know about it as the companies promise user data is not shared with anyone. But this is just a hoax and we will talk about this too why this is just a fake promise.
Over 90% of the online search is done through the Google search engine. There are Bing and others too but they are not as popular as Google. Have you ever noticed if you search about something and similar ads pop up on your Facebook and other social website newsfeeds? This has happened to me dozens of times.
I could not just believe Google was tracking me. They do with everyone. Any user on the search engine is being tracked. These companies share user data and information with other companies. They make a huge amount of money every year by sharing the user data that was supposed to be protected. If you think Google doesn’t know your activities, you are living in a fool’s paradise.
This is the most popular and widely used social networking website. Facebook is available in desktop as well as mobile versions. Facebook does spy on its users. The tech company has been under fire for sharing user data with third-party apps recently. Facebook CEO was summoned by Congress to answer questions and he was grilled badly.
The company admitted last month that millions of user’s data was hacked. That was a lie. They did share with their investors and other companies deliberately. Even other apps had access to the messages of the users. How can we feel safe when our private messages are accessible by anyone? This is the reason Facebook suffered a huge loss when its shares dropped.
And with mobile phones, they have a record of everything. It was not possible to share location on desktop but now with mobile apps, they track live GPS locations. They have access to our contacts, photos in the gallery, WhatsApp messages, emails, and a lot more.
This is another social site. It is even more popular among the teens. Snapchat has grown in the past few years after Facebook tried to acquire it but it failed. Snapchat is the only app that is giving tough competition to Facebook and for this very reason the latter copied many features of the former. But what is common between the two is they spy on their users.
Just like Facebook, Snapchat also knows about our whereabouts, locations, activities, and a lot more. Our messages are not safe and they can get access to our images and contact lists. Even our phone camera might be bugged to see what we do. This is dangerous.
The digital safety of every single person is zero. Every one of us thought the technology and these apps would make us feel safer and secure. But the situation is getting worse day by day. Every of our information is available to the people that we never wish to connect and share with. Social sites have become more like an android spy that tracks its users. We should be careful about our privacy. We can limit the use of these sites and apps. We should also improve the safety of our devices and optimize the settings to not allow any such monitoring.