The world’s largest social media site “Facebook” suffered the biggest setback since its creation, 50 million Facebook users leaked information. Overnight, the stock market evaporated $36.5 billion which means an average of one billion a day. This incident has already affected the domestic politics of the United States. There are indications that the company involved has also affected the internal affairs of several countries. Privacy disclosure is no longer a news hot spot that people are concerned about, but has become a real threat. The company uses user information to personalize campaign advertisements and even fake news to change the political direction. A hacking organization can change a country and it has moved from film to reality.
At the same time, I believe this incident is one of the landmark events, which indicates that difficulty of keep privacy over the Internet era. In the past, we can use firewalls to block network attacks network viruses and hackers. Nowadays, people do not even need to attack your computer to obtain your data under the big data technology. In the context of the “big data” era, every action of network users will be recorded and analyzed, which we have nowhere to escape. Therefore, we have are losing all sense of privacy.
In an age of turbulence brought about by this technology, “When a bird’s nest is overturned, no egg can remain intact. ”, and we are individually wrapped in the hurricane of the times. Did we ask ourselves how much freedom have we lost when we enjoy the benefits of science and technology? What we see and hear is what the media has chosen for us. What we think about and say is based on what we see and heard in our life. In this sense, each of us is Truman and living in “The Truman Show”. In the existing Internet world, privacy has become a thing of the past, and the era of no privacy has come.
We should avoid public too much personal information online if we want to protect our privacy. At the same time, I think that the state should formulate relative laws to protect the privacy of their people. Only the punishment of the law can really stop the crime because it will become worse when the crime without the price.