Thursday, March 1, 2012

Playing hide and seek with data protection

You can't hide from me
We all know the game 'Hide and Seek', I loved playing it as a kid and it's always been one of my favourite games. Yet the game's essence of hiding is apparent in some of today's internet users who are adamant they will not be found. They hide behind anonymous proxies, ip addresses that lead nowhere, servers that mask their identities. They refrain from posting anything online that will ever connect others to their real personas, they mask themselves in lies, deceit, paranoia, fear and anger. Anger that no one is taking notice, anger that our data is being taken from us, that our liberties are being eroded and that we are losing control of our real identities that some believe are being sold to the highest bidder.

The answer is very simple but one that they don't wish to adhere to - don't go online. Ever.