Saturday, June 28, 2014

Policing Means Less Privacy. It Also Means Security.

          As time goes by, crime goes up. As crime goes up, privacy goes down. It's not a societal law, but it could be one day. Americans are losing a little more privacy every few years. It is a necessary function to keep society safe. With all the inclusions of social networking systems new laws must be written to keep these new technologies from hurting our country and its citizens. As the online world continues its booming construction the crime that is taking place in this "virtual world" is stretching police forces thin. Especially because we haven't built a proper online policing system to keep up. Crime really hasn't moved to the internet. The internet just brought more crime with it.
         PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is a huge network of business that stretches over 150 countries. PWC does a lot of research on cyber crimes. The findings they released from 2013 are here. Feel free to fall asleep to them. The report covers all kinds of stuff. The reality comes down to these companies not being able to keep their millions safe. Why is this important? If these guys can't keep money safe, what makes you think you're safe? No offense, but money gets way more protection than we do.
          As we continue our move onto the internet we must realize that things are going to change. We are going to have to give up a lot. Once we realize that, our government may be able to properly protect us. Without wasting time fighting over keeping our Facebook profiles "safe". We can police bullying and harassment online. Stop thieves, find, and punish them for their crimes. Maybe even stomp out child pornography altogether. This is the way of the world. We have to keep up with it. This is just the opinion of one man.
This entry was inspired by this article.

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