Lack of security of the Internet

Since the news of Google Street View has been stealing data when it was taking pictures of all the buildings and gardens of the streets in the world. It has come out that when they released the images in 2007 there wasn’t any information released about what other reason they was doing it for. 

In may of 2012 it was released in the news that as they was taking pictures of the streets around the world they, was also capturing information from people’s computers and laptops. Google has a responsibility to be transparent about what it is doing, behind all of it’s ventures in innovating the internet to be more interactive. It’s reputation could be scarred temporarily as human nature will most likely remember it happened for a few weeks but, will be forgotten and still use Street View for finding where and what places look like. 

Although Google has a responsibility for telling their users of Street View what they are doing it is also the responsibility to make sure that their internet is secure. Most people don’t properly secure their Internet connection which would have protected their data from being stolen. The majority of people don’t change the default password to their Internet connections which, makes it easier for anyone who knows what their doing to access personal data. 

So whether it’s the big Internet companies not saying exactly what they are doing beyond the main aim, users of the service need to ensure that their connections are secure at all times to make sure that their personal data is protected. 


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