Apr 24, 2017
Are we being too frivolous when we click to accept those lengthy terms of agreements online? What are we agreeing to anyway? How important is your internet privacy or should this even matter? Travel backward in time via Popular Science archive to an article from 1976-- where they pose the question-- “Are You Safe from Electronic Snoopers”. Popular Science warns of the subtle strategies of wiretappers, claiming that a microphone could be as tiny as an aspirin, or that a radio transmitter could inconspicuously be hidden inside a pack of cigarettes so as to go unnoticed by the unsuspecting victim. In 1976 the Right of Privacy act outlawed wiretapping without consent. But today there’s a new kind of privacy invasion. In what ways do we compromise our privacy by clicking on terms of agreement, and each consecutive time we use the internet.