I believe that technology has advanced way too far, and that this 'new-fangled' technology we know today is, in fact, dangerous. For example, all of these new smartphones, computers, and even cameras are starting to have geo-tagging standard. This technology is very powerful and, as the video said, makes it tremendously easy for somebody to stalk you, and find the exact address of where you live, work, and even the Starbuck's you go to every morning. What happened to the good old days when you could take a photo and not open yourself up for 'unwelcome visitors?' I believe that people that are not technologically savvy should not just post stuff. They need to be aware of the bad things that could come from it. However, there are apps and other things that can help. But again, there are those people that just don't know any better. I think that if there were more laws regarding the technology manufacturers like Samsung or Apple put into the things we use every day, this world would be a much better place. And that is my opinion on today's technology.
I agree with Braydon, because technology has gone too far.they come up with new ideas as they go.like when they come up with something new they add more technology to the device.And people spend way to much time on electronics then outside use.
I agree with you Braydon in that technology is advancing too much
I think that this new technology is totally invading people's privacy. I think that by clicking a buttons and then knowing were someone is; is to much. I think that It wold be great of people uses it for the right reasons, but I'm guessing that its going to be use for more wrong than right. I also think that technology is moving to fast for the world. Like, until people learn to act their age the technology and some software a will never be safe.
I also believe with Bradon. Technology has advanced way to far. It is crazy what we can do with with our devices these days. I think it is way to dangerous to post information like pictures or even tweets or comments. The fact that people can track where you live by looking at your pictures or even at your tweets is just freaky. It is just not safe to do anything on the internet today. Thats why I am not aloud to get anything account wise online. I was upset at first but once I heard all these stories and videos about this situation, I found out why I was not aloud.
It is obvious that anyone who saw that video would think that technology is getting a little too revealing with people's personal lives. I've been aware of the feature that lets you see the location of your picture but I wasn't thinking of the fact that other people can use it against you. The government is obviously going to have to do something before something really bad happens.
Technology should be something helpful and private, not a weapon against people. :(
i would say that things like computers and smart phones should be a little more secure like now a days any 10 year old kid with his dads or moms phone can find anything anyone has done or uploaded to any website if its a private website like facebook you can set things to private but you can still be found and the same thing is with anything you post
I think that the feature that allows pictures to be tracked is absolutely ridiculous. What possible purpose could the everyday person have for that? The only place where that is useful is in law enforcement and the military.
Also if a person wants to stalk someone all the have to do is get a single picture of anything mildly close to home or where you work.
In my opinion I believe that this does invade you're privacy, but also it isn't. My reason for this is because people should care about what they post about and should be careful to what they post it to. Although if you put something onto a site they can find it even if you delete it. I mean as if you were to take a picture of you're doughnut somewhere I don't think it would be the stalkers fault i would think it was your fault for taking a picture of a doughnut and say creme filled doughnut. If you really post a picture of a doughnut then you really have no life, but in conclusion it is everyone's fault
i think that there is no need to find a pertular person or evan stolk a person. tracking a picture to find were a person lives is just a invasion of privacy
I think it would be wrong ro take pictures of things you do cause someone would stalk you.
I think it would be wrong to pictures of what you do.someone
In my opinion I believe this does invade people's personal privacy. I mean people should care about what they post, and they should also care about what information they give out to certain people. They should also never post their own information, family's information, or a friends information because there are a lot of stalkers on the internet. Even if you delete the post stalkers can still find it.
I think technology has gone way too far. Geo-tagging on smart phones is stupid, because someone can stalk you so easily. Just by taking one picture they can find where you live. It doesn't matter what you take a picture of, it could be coffee and they could find where you get your coffee at.I think this is very dangerous.
To some people, posting locations of where they are, is nessisary...but for an every day person, not so frequent. If you want to post the location of your picture, that's fine, that's completely your option.
In my opinion, I would not do such a thing.
We think that it's bad for strangers to know too much information about people. We don't like people knowing too much information about people just by a picture. We think that all our photos should be private on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so that no one will know too much information. We also think that we should be careful of what we post. We think that it's terrible for strangers to interfere with the privacy of others.
I think that it is kind of scary that some random person could find your location on the internet. They would be able to stalk you and kill you and it would all be because you posted one picture. I also think that the advantages to finding another persons locations should be limited to the goverment, if it is for the appropriate reasons. It is way to dangerous for anyone to be able to track someones location whenever they want. But then again, I think that whenever you put yourself on the internet, you need to know risks you are about to take. Anyone that is on the interent could now be easily stalked or killed. I just think that the goverment should just resrict the advantages and be more careful.
I think that this Geo-tagging stuff can potentially be a very bad thing for a person's safety. A person could know your address from just one little picture. Some people might say that you could just take a picture somewhere else, but isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier? We shouldn't have to worry about our address being found out from one harmless little picture. I don't think technology is going too far, it can be a great thing that helps us stay in touch with our friends and family, but people who make this technology should be more careful to keep our private information safe.
I don't think that technology has advanced too far. I do think that it isnt cool for you to be able to stalk someone just because you took a picture of your new house. there is one thing that I am wondering if it is so easy to stalk someone these days why isnt it easy to protect yourself from bieng stalked? If you contridict that statement by saying it is easy to protect yourself from stalkers why havent all the other people done that? One way I just thought of to answer my question is that some people don't use things like facebook, twitter, etc. I said earlier that technology hasn't reached its full protintial because we don't have flying cars yet. that is my comment to the question
I disagree. Yes, you can set up programs to defend against hacking, but there are MILLIONS of viruses hackers and stalkers can use to override your system, and find all your personal information Cameron. What we need to do is update that type of defense, because it doesn't do much good against some viruses lately.
I think it's horrible that people would even want to stalk most people. All we do is try to live normal lives; WHY must you but in?? I think technology hasn't been advanced enough, because not all defense programs can fight certain viruses. Yes, there are some good ones out there, but we need to expand. Peeking into other people's lives without permission is horrible, sneaky, and vile. Also, people should KNOW what's going to happen if they click a button. It shouldn't be like, "Oh I'll click this and agree!" And now you have 2000 anti-defense viruses on your smartphone, iPhone, or tablet. We need to advance the programs, and quickly.
I agree with you Emily.I think that people should be more aware of what they're doing online, otherwise they can unintentionally instal a virus by clicking on for example ,one of those tags at the bottom of youtube videos that says "do not click on the X button" consequently giving the clicker around 30 tracking viruses on their device.
I understand what you are saying Emily, I forgot about viruses that hackers could use. I also agree with that the defenses should be upgraded because there are a lot of fancy viruses out there.
Clarification: By "2000 anti-defense viruses" I mean viruses that can't be gotten rid of by defense programs.
Ppft. Anti-virus. It makes me laugh how people think that weak program will really "protect you".Sure , it will avoid viruses from things you download. But you don't need to hack someones computer to find their location and murder them or something. You simply need their Email, get their Internet Protocol Address, find their location, and there you have it.
I believe with certain points that Cameron had, but tell me this; Would you really post a picture on the internet if you knew someone was stalking you, and if there was nobody you knew of, you wouldn't really be worried about it, would you? Anyway, instead of setting your sights to determine whether technology has advanced too far on flying cars, picture these new flagship Android and Apple devices that Samsung, Apple and other leading manufacturers are creating. Picture Apple, with the iPhone of iPod Touch. They are some of the thinnest devices out there, and also the most powerful. They are starting to put as much RAM(memory apps use to run)in their phones as some computer manufacturers are putting in full-blown laptops and desktops! Picture the MacBooks! Those things are just a tad over 1" thick, and have the best processors and graphics cards on the market! This gives these devices an amazing amount of power! Doesn't this constitute stating that technology has gone just a teeny-weeny bit too far?? And as Emily said, just because you have an anti-virus software, this doesn't prohibit anyone from clicking a few times and having your home address, does it? I also really like what Libby said, about technology supposedly making your life better. I don't think you can consider looking over your shoulder every second easy at all! I would get sick and tired of it personally. If technology is supposed to make your life easier, then prove it, because so far, I'm not seeing it. That is my viewpoint on technology and it's advancements.
Thank you Braydon that is what I was trying to say. Well most of what you said.
I did a little bit of research, and believe it or not, there's actually a way to remotely and anonymously activate geo-tagging on pretty much any device with this feature without the owner of the device even knowing. Not that anyone would do that, but I would have one thing to say to them, and that would be, "You don't have anything better to do?"
I believe that I should re-word that second-to-last sentence in my last post. I must say that technology does make our lives easier in some ways, and it also makes it complicated to some people. So, I do believe that technology does make our lives easier, but not in that way by any means.
I agree. For example, on Instagram, you can add a photo to your Photo Map. I clicked on someone's location, which simply read: FOLLOW ME. However, when I clicked on it, a map popped up and pinpointed what street and house they were at when they posted it.
I agree. Technology needs to be more advanced. If it's supposed to make our lives easier, why do we worry about getting hacked so much?
I think technology is advancing Too far but it doesn't mean its bad it has advanteges and disadvatages. Some things that are helpful is communication it helps us talk to people all over the world. Another helpful thing security and protection without that we would be worriying all the time. There bad things too for example like location its very easy to find someones location without knowing as much info. So i think technology has advantages and disadvantages
I agree with Tayseer in that technology has it's advantages and disadvantages. I cannot really elaborate on Tayseer's comment due to the fact that I am unable to understand parts of it.
I think that it is not safe for people that you do not know, know a lot about you. I believe that it is dangerous to have your address online. It is like almost asking strangers to come in your house and take whatever you want. I would be scared for myself and my friends because I do not want them to get hurt just because they posted a picture online.
I think technology is really advanced these days. And we don't know what could happen by posting a simple picture on the internet. Any person who knows how to get your address by clicking on a picture is like letting your doors open to a stranger. Yes I am scared because someone you once knew can be mad or something and then they might not know where you live but then they can find your address and come to your house and do anything they want. I think that you should be a little more carefully on what you post and where you post stuff even if it's not a picture of you.
This new way of geotagging can be used by stalkers to know where you and your family are and would affect the privacy of your family your home or even your whole life. Anyone can find out where you took a picture say in your home and people could easily find your house by this new geotagging.
I think that it is bad for stranger to know too much information about someone they don't know. I mean it's not right for people to get a picture of you and locate where you are and all that stuff. It's not fair either. I don't think those stalkers would wanna be in the situation they are putting people in. Like really? Would you use your time just to go online and stalk people? I know I wouldn't. I think you should be able post your photos for only specific people to see.
I think people should not put out this kind of private info. And should be more carefull,the kids as well.I mean some stuff people dont need to know. I mean a complete stanger could know everything about you.People I really see the danger of the internet and computer.I mean everything has pros and cons ,and you risk alot with facebook etc. I some what belive these websites should block and avoid this kind of info. being published.I just think there is a simple solutoin but people refuse to realize the danger and block private info. like locatoin.
I honestly don't think of this new feature as a threat because as i noticed Facebook has disabled this "right click>view image info" feature so it is not possible to tell where the picture was taken at. Same thing goes for Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter,TwitPic, and so on. And if someone really wanted to stalk and hurt you, they would simply find your IP address and pin point exactly where you are with your E-Mail. Almost all of the websites i have stated above show their E-Mail publicly. I personally do not have a problem with this because chances are of someone actually knowing how to extract the IP adress from an E-Mail is not very high.
I understand what Milson is saying about what Facebook's contribution to the halt of all this nonsense is, but do you really think that this will stop a stalker? Do you really think they will say, "Oh man, they disabled that! I give up, even though I was on a mission!"? No! They will get your address, whether it's easy or not!
Well if someone was trying to stalk to murder and have the knowlege to stalk someone exacly where they were 24/7 they would do so with "hacking" there mobile phone instead of tryig to pin point where they live because they carry there moble phone pretty much everywhere. If I was a muderer l would see where they were 24/7 and wait untill he/she went out in a public place with little to no people and attack and kill her/him there.
I think the Internet is safe but, people should not give out personal information because somebody that is bad can see that personal information
If youReally think the Internet is safe you are greatly mistaken. They are many many dangrous people out there with the ability and knowlege to murder you or ruin your life my starting a rumor.
and you should not give out your address or your phone number
I honestly do not think that the way the internet gives out personal information when it is searched. I googled both of my parents names once, and it said where they wirked, how many children they had, and where they lived. That is unsafe. For example, if someone wnted to kill another person and they fidnt know wher that person lived, they could just google the name and they would find the address. There are also beneficial ways the internet works as well. If a criminal searches something on his/her computer snd the police search the computer, the history may be cleared, but the computer still saves the information. All we have to do is watch what we search, comment, or post online.
I do not think the fact that there is so much information that a person can get about you from the internet is a good thing.The internet makes it lot easier for people to find because they can get your address from just one picture. People can use this information against you. I also think that people need to be more informed about how things work on the internet. A lot of people post things online, not even knowing all of the negatives that come with it. People need to be careful about what they post online, so one day it doesn't come back to bite them.
I think that it's not fair that when we take a picture and put it online people can just stalk you. It isn't right that we have to be safe with what we put online because there are crazy people out there. I'm not allowed to put my face n certain things online because people can stalk me. Now since I watched the clip it said you can stalk people with pictures of regular objects. You might as well just let us put what we want online because obviously people are going to see the information any ways. I don't think it's very fair, but I've been told before that life's not fair.
I do not think that having information on the Internet about you or your family is safe. If anyone were to search my name or my parents names, they could find many things that should not be put out publicly. Anyone that knows how to search the correct things can find out where you live, what your name is, who your family members are, etc. This is a very serious problem that could result in danger. I think that this problem should be solved by making any information about people private. Besides, I don't know anyone who would want a complete stranger to know personal things about them. So, I do not think that having my own and my family's personal information accessible online is safe.
I think that geo-traking on photos is very dangerous. Especially if it s dealing with ones family and friends. Anyone could click on a photo, lets say my mom posted, and they could know exactly where it was taken. If it were taken in or around our home they could know our exact address. Being that they then know that, there are endless things they could do. I do not believe that putting out a photo somewhere of a useless thing that probrably nobody would care about is not worth the risk of your life if your asking me.
I think that its okay for your location and other information to be on the internet if you allow it to be. For example, some applications or social networks ask you if you permit them to use your current location or birthday. And if you say yes, I guess it's fine for it to be on the internet.
Well I think that they shouldn't have that kind of access for any one to have to power to trace a photo and get a location from it. I mean, sure the government and FBI and stuff need it but putting it on Twitter and Facebook for anyone in the world to have that kind of power is just ridiculous.
I think that geo-tagging is too revealing of a person's location. Like in the video, someone could easily follow you from a few pictures from your daily route. Even if the picture has no address or any other giveaway feature, then someone can find out where you live with two simple clicks.
I believe that the ability to see someone's address, personal information, etc. that is not willing to show it is just wrong. Many bad people can use this against you. I don't think this should be removed though. If it is not removed, more people would be aware of the possibilities and not post as many pictures. If they do post many pictures, they should at least know the risks of doing so.
I think technology has gone too far. It now invades our privacy and helps stalk. However, people now knowing this, I think some people will think that it won't happen to them and they won't take as many precautions as they should until it happens to them, if it ever does. Honestly I think I would be one of those people. But I still think this is a serious matter that should be looked into.
I don't think that there is anything wrong with having your location on a website as long as you want it there. I mean like, if you didn't know/didn't want it there then that's wrong cause then anyone can like stalk you with out you knowing how they got your location. I think the Internet should make it to where it doesn't put a location unless you absolutely want it to put it on there for you.
I believe that we are making huge deal about internet privacy. Most problems we claim to have are user-made privacy problems. For example GPS tracking People claim that you are being tracked but that was your decision. When you download apps it asks you for certain settings like GPS , notifications ect. If you think your privacy is being invaded turn it off there is always a setting it in required. I think media is making way to big of a deal out of this.
While you do have a good, solid argument, Lucas, I must say, if someone is wanting to stalk another person, do you really think that someone de-activating the GPS location services is going to stop them? I believe that if someone wants to stalk somebody, they will do it, no matter how easy or hard it may be. I would like to, however, strongly agree with the fact that the media is indeed blowing this way out of proportion. They need to talk about stuff like how to de-activate it, instead of just wasting however long repeating the same stuff over and over. Instead of saying, "This geo-tagging stuff is very dangerous, " over and over, how about saying that once and then explaining how to turn it off. The news these days is always so repetitive! Good grief! Talk about something worth talking about for once. Anyway, that is what I have to say in response to Lucas' post.
I don't think it's a good thing to have all that information on the website because stalkers can just go to a photo and find your address. I think technology has gone to far with the geo-tagging because with a click of a button you can see people's addresses and personal information and they can see yours. Even when you have the privacy setting turned off on some websites they don't actually get turned off they always stay running in the background and people can still track your location. I think that all of this has just gotten way out of hand.
I think it is very unsafe that people can find your exact location with just a click of a button. You need to be careful of what you post online and not post things such as your phone number or address on the internet so the world can see. The internet is evolving very quickly and I think some people are underestimating the effect of what can happen if someone finds your exact location. You could get kidnapped, get your house broken into, etc. I also think that stalkers need to get a life because there is really no point in trying to find someone and their exact location. People need to be aware that people can hack into their privacy. To conclude, I believe that the internet is evolving too fast and people need to be careful of what they post online.
I think that technology is good to an extent. Knowing where somebody is whenever they post something is not a good thing. Yes i am pretty sure there are ways to protect against this growing problem. Why would you want somebody to know where you are when you post something.
Somebody could easily get your personal information and come after you, rob your house, or go as far as following you or the more common term stalking you. I dont think anybody would like to be stalked. So I think all applications and websites that have this new geo-tracking as mentioned in the video should be notified and asked of to take this feature off.
It is not only giving out you personal information, but it is putting you as an easy target for anyody that wants to stalk, rob, or hurt you.
Like I said before technology is good to an extent, well in this case technology has gone way to far.
I think that technology has gone to far. The reson i think it has went so far is because that it gives out your personal information and that could lead to getting your broke into or maybe even you gettin hurt. I think that you should get notified asking would you like the people to be able to track your location were you took your picture. So in my opion i think that geo tracking should not be on at all.
I think that technology has gone way too far. Its is scary to think that posting a simple picture online is the key for anyone to find out almost exactly where you were. Many people probably aren't even aware of this growing problem and are putting themselves at risk. It doesnt even have to be a picture of yourself, but you are pretty much just handing your address to any random person. People should definately be more careful of what they post online if they dont want to be stalked or harmed.
I agree with you. Its way too scary to think that one picture can tell everyone exactly where you are. And probly only 10% of the people that post pictures online even know that.
In my opinion, I think that new technology is kind of bursting our bubble. Anywhere you go, any picture you take, we can all see that because it is on the internet. Most of the people on Instagram and Facebook don't know that we can track them with the picture they posted up. Geo-tagging shouldn't be removed, in my opinion. I believe that if geo-tagging is still on, people would be more cautious when uploading anything on the web. Once everyone has realized that they could have been stalked and hurt, they will not want to post anything on the internet anymore.
I think that technology these days is kind of a little too exposing to our personal lives. Knowing that anything you post online can be seen or traced back to the spot you posted it from, by anyone is very scary. In my opinion, you should be super careful in what you post and think before you post it.
I think the technology today has gone to far. It's very scarey to know if you put something on the Internet somebody can trace you done in less then a minute. I think people should be very careful and think about what they put on the Internet.
I think that technology has advanced and stalkers can find out where you are. Any picture you take people on the internet can see it and stalk you. I think that some people want privacy and now they can be stalked. You should be careful about what you post on the internet.
I think that technology advancing has gone to far because if you takeapicture any random person could look at it and just start stalking you. You should be very carefully about what you put on the Internet. Technology is way too exposing!
I don't really think it effects you that much. All you really have to do is not post pictures online. And just send pictures to your friends through the phone.
I don't think it should be accesible to everyone. I think it should only be accessible by friends and family.
In my opinion. I think that our technology has advanced way to far. If I were to take a picture and post it on Instagram, I think it should be private. Geo-tagging is taking it to far. That's why I set my things to private. I don't think my personal life should be accessible to everyone, but to people I know.
I believe that the technology used today for finding where people are is not good. The reason is that you would like privacy instead of having a hacker know where you are. But it could be helpful for the police to find suspects. This would also teach people not to post anything random or something that you would regret. Anyways I kind of want my privacy to not be exposed. It is good and bad.
I think that it wouldn't matter if people couldn't just right click to find you because if they really wanna find you then they'll just find another way so.....yea....
I honestly believe that technology today has been pushed to its limitsWhen you search somebody on the Internet there shouldn't be their whole life listed from top to bottom. If someone was being hunted all tht person would have to do is search their target. If we all wanted unknown people to know who we were and where we lived then I know for sure all that stuff would be posted by me. I would like to know that my safety is wanted in this community, therefor I do not believe this type of technology is needed.
I agree with you Elizabeth, when we post things on the Internet we do not intend for people to know where we live, and what our daily routines are. Cops constantly wonder what can keep people from getting stalked or kidnaped, well giving people an option to have there location known or not can stop this.
I think that this technology invades peoples privacy. It opens up doors for people to get stalked, or kidnapped. Nobody wants to put up pictures and know that anyone can see where you are. Though new social media apps are invading people privacy more and more. On instagram there is a new feature where you can turn on a mode that lets people see where you took every picture. Some people do it, but they are unaware of the precautions and dangers of it. Personally, i think that tecnology can put these features on things but not until every one is completely aware of it, and know that the pictures they put up are open to the world.
I think that some technology is affecting some peoples privacy. Some people are dumb and stalk people online. they can see where you live or where you were just by scanning a picture. As others said people don't worry about people stalking or knowing where they are. I think people should make improvements about the technology and make it more private.
Some people like to take pictures of what they do it can lead up someone. stalking you
I think that the technology that is around today has advanced way too far. I think that it is very unsafe to do things on the internet because you give anyone that has a computer your exact location. I think that there should be laws that don't let you do this, or we should. just downgrade technology. I also think for the people that don't care about this should know that they open up doors to anyone to get stalked, killed, kidnapped,etc.
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I think it is scary. I would not want some stranger knowing where I live. I think that technology is way to exposing to our personal lives now a days. In my opinion I think you need to be carefull what you post online.
After watching the video I saw how exact this new technology can be, when pinpointing your location. In some cases you might want someone to know where you went to eat, but in many cases it can accidentally lead to a violaton of privacy. In my case I would look for an off button for the setting just to be on the safe side.
My feelings are that the internet should be privit to every one who use's it and should not accessible because what happends if the user is on someting personal and if someone is on that same website that user will get embarest or their identedy is stolen.
To be honest, this is scary. People can find us so easily. There have been a lot of things that have benefitted us, but this takes it too far. If we wanted people to know where we are, live or go to school, we would have told them by posting it.
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