Monday, March 22, 2010

In Response to Jason

The online world is now the norm for people to access anything and everything. You can order food from a restaurant and pay your bills online all within five minutes of each other. All you have to do is provide information about yourself and you are able to do anything. Is it becoming too much too fast? It is always good to look for the security lock at the top of the screen on the html bar, but does that mean no one is looking at your information? You are sometimes required to enter your social security number, phone number, e-mail address, home address, how much you make a month and the list goes on and on. When do you know you're safe?

The answer is you just don't. You have to trust that your information is being protected and no one is going to use it against you, but sometimes you just have to wonder. It's crazy that in order to apply for things people want you to type your personal information out for them, it would feel safer in a way to do it over the phone with that company, just in case your information was to land into the wrong hands and someone did something unethical with it. Do you think the online world has become too much too soon?

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