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Privacy for the Party Generation

I’ve decided to shift my blog from a lighthearted college journal to an informative platform on something that has recently peaked my interest: privacy for college students. Read this short blog post as a transition for the style of my blog, and as an important thing our generation could hear.

This privacy thing is just another thing the media blows out of proportion

Right?

I’m not putting my social security online or sending nudes so I’m safe online

Right?

Okay whatever, this isn’t entertaining me I want to have fun.

Let’s play a game. Click the link below to begin!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/21/opinion/privacy-chicken-game.html?searchResultPosition=2

GENERATION Z THINKS THAT WHEN WE DISPLAY A PROFILE ON A SCREEN THAT WE LOOK LIKE THIS

But, the reality is that the video game generation is now remotely controlled.

The corona virus is currently a national epidemic, and people are freaking out. But the New York Times says:

“Only repeated crises have taught us that these (social media) platforms are not bulletin boards but hyper-velocity global bloodstreams into which anyone may introduce a dangerous virus without a vaccine”.

Shoshana Zuboff

In my experience I have seen an enormous lack of concern amongst Generation Z about the issue of online privacy. But recently I have become aware of how young people are the most susceptible to being targeted by major technology companies to use our data for marketing purposes. Our privacy is being abused through the social media, apps, and internet platforms we use, and we are not the slightest bit concerned. Maybe you’re not ready to take a big step towards sacrificing your convenience, your ignorance, or your entertainment for the sake of your privacy. But something you should be ready to do is be concerned about what might happen if you don’t. Read the following link, and go change your profile to private.

Be Paranoid About Privacy

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