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Harnessing Technology To Kill User Privacy

Privacy!! does it really exist in todays time, when technology allow to monitor even your personal movement in your dark bedroom through solid walls.

Privacy – What is it !!!

Lets race for DataIntelligence this is what is mantra for every company on planet today. Do we really have privacy any more. What all data and upto what extend getting collected more then 90% of us are not even aware.

Some sources from internet (reliable sources) claims that facebook collects information like connected computers, phones, connected TVs, and other web-connected devices and internet service provider or mobile operator. This is to analyse your financial capacity & taste and segmentation to serve you adds.

While you browse and login to your favourite time pass social site it tracks your mouse movementsclick stream, type of apps, file names, types of files on the device also gets recorded so that you will be given social treatment as per your taste.


Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. Google, AT&T, Facebook and Verizon — four of the first corporations that backed the fight against the initiative. Facebook and Verizon eventually withdrew their support we all know why (Cambridge Analytica).

What are your doing …I can see you !!!

Somebody mentioned it to me some time back and I laughed then. The day you decided to come online you actually accepted “No to privacy”. Now its even worse as we can even use radio signals to see through walls so no need to be online. Signals now can be used to monitor a person’s precise movements through a solid wall. What else and  how far we will go can’t answer now. But all these development for sure has its pros and cons sides.

On top of blurry live image now AI can create real pictures to give it a meaning full description. Thanks to artificial intelligence or should we curse AI for this ? Lets wait a while. A researcher at MIT, has been developing technology for detecting people and their movements behind a solid wall using radio waves. The approach relies on cutting-edge machine learning to interpret the signals.

Your smart phone (Extra smart actually) records and decode your personal conversation and next day you are served with ads related to your conversation day before.

Smart Computers vs Over smart computers

Its been said computers can be called smart only after passing the turning test. What if computer gets much smart beyond just pass and fail. What level of smartness computers will attain when they will intentionally fail in the same test. This is food for thought.

These days we use maps to travel and find traffic free short route, take pictures with location and date when it was taken and store information through device’s settings, such as “GPS location, camera, or photos. How we use camera on phone does provide app maker the information on what we see through camera and it does send all info to their servers. Have you noticed after clicking picture phone says “It looks like you are in Sandton area in Johannesburg, South Africa”. We feel happy but did we ever realised what we are doing.

Who would not be embarrassed if all of their most intimate details were exposed? Fences and curtains are ways to ensure a measure of privacy, not indicators of criminal behaviour. Privacy is a fundamental part of a dignified life. On the contrary, AI and machine learning are poised to give analytics a new and even more impactful role in driving our future in much more secured manner.

DataIntelligence only – Who cares for User Privacy

Will artificial intelligence and machine learning kill privacy its very difficult to say anything with accuracy here but for sure the algorithms underneath are increasingly used by almost all companies and social media platform to make decisions about us, but often without our consent. Data protection is merely an obsession or a basic human right; the definition is getting lost. User privacy is the lowest priority with all data collection factories around us. How much protection #GDPR actually going to bring back no one knows.

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