There’s a poignant observation by Gabriel García Márquez. “Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life” – Which do you broadcast?
Money makes the world go around, new technology has revolutionized how we all live and how we all do business, we increasingly live in a world of strangers, rather than in homogeneous rural communities in which people knew those with whom they had contact. Yet it can also pose risk to us, it may raise a variety of troubling issues including injustice, intrusion, denial of due process, absence of informed consent, deception, manipulation, errors, harassment, misuse of property and lessened autonomy.
In the other words, the new information technologies raise at least four broad types of question: social scientific, cultural, comparative and ethical.
For the social web, we understand that it is not powered by technology as much as it is by people. The social networks and services that we are using everyday do have to take responsible to ensure that privacy settings are in our control, as well as easy to understand and manage, the consequences of our actions ultimately fall on us.
Privacy, it involves the control of personal information in which is central to many of the social concerns that raised by new information technologies. Identity theft, the leaking of classified information that reveals an undercover agent, and the use of a drunk-driving suspect’s blood as evidence against him, example.
Below this video is about Ryan Calo who runs the Consumer Privacy Project at Stanford Law School, discuss with Brian Solis (FutureWorks) about privacy and his research on privacy harm and human interface design to move technology, and interaction, toward a more productive and collaborative social landscape, it worth bit of your time to watch.