“Well, privacy is just something we don’t have anymore these days”
How many times have you heard someone say this in the last few years? So many people where claiming that the use of technology in modern times is a trade-off against user-privacy.
If you want to participate in society you’ll have to make use of modern technology. And using modern technology means you’ll have to hand in all your rights to user-privacy. That’s just how it is! There’s no other option. Right?
There has been an enormous shift in awareness over the last decade. Thanks to the revelations by Edward Snowden in 2013, the world started to realize that the internet is not as private as most people thought it was. And, more important, that the three letter intelligence agencies are using the internet to spy on people.
This shift in awareness has gotten another boost, after governments worldwide started implementing Orwellian measures to combat the spread of the corona virus. From contact tracing apps, to drone/camera surveillance to check if people are keeping distance, to robots checking your social distance in Singapore. And who knows what the future will bring.
All of a sudden the world seems to head into the script of a science fiction movie. For the ones who’ve watched the Black Mirror series on Netflix, you won’t be surprised to hear that the maker of it said that “The world is officially too dystopian to handle another season of Black Mirror”. We’re basically living it.
Seems pretty depressing right? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Sometimes things need to get a bit ugly for people to see the problems we’re facing. And that time is now. It’s not that the problems we are facing in 2020 are new, it’s just that they’re coming to the surface.
And so the great line ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is starting to reveal itself once again. Alternative platforms with a focus on user privacy, decentralization, freedom of speech and being open-source are popping up everywhere.
However, there’s still an enormous gap of knowledge regarding solutions to online user-privacy. That’s where we at Android-Privacy.com are coming in. To get you to become a true privacy Jedi master. So you can not just help yourself, but also your family and friends. Get yourself educated and be the leader of your community!