Topics: Facebook, Terrorism, Security Pages: 3 (929 words) Published: December 11, 2012
pThe “Snoop Next Door” by Jennifer Saranow is an article about public shaming websites and how they are used to expose people for whatever wrong thing they have done. The problems with these sites are they are causing people to lose their privacy if they are featured on a site because their personal information is put on the site for anyone to see and create humiliation. Two ways we are losing our privacy are through the Internet and the US’s increased homeland security in response to terror threats. Our privacy is in jeopardy due to the expansion of the Internet. Ever since social networking sites like Facebook people can share photos, videos, and whatever they want to say with their friends instantly. There are millions of people all over the world who use sites like Facebook and do not even know that their privacy is at risk. There are a few ways that privacy is at risk; one way is called Facebook stalking. Facebook stalking is when someone who isn’t friends on Facebook goes through another person’s profile and can look at what that person is posting and can look through all their photos. Also the person looking through your profile can send a message and try to talk. This person could be anyone, so the best solution would be to try to lock your profile so that only friends can see it. Another way you can lose your privacy on Facebook is called ghosting. Ghosting is when someone gains access to a person’s Facebook account and pretends to be that person. The main problem with this is someone can go on your Facebook account and say whatever he or she wants to whoever he or she wants. This means they can write something about you or someone else. If someone is ghosting on through your account it means they full control of your identity because it’s your profile. If this does happen to you should change your password to try to prevent that from happening again. To make sure it doesn’t happen to in the first place you should log off your Facebook account anywhere...
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