Let's Make This a Good Decade
Date: Jan 1, 2020
This past decade wasn’t great for privacy.
Here are some events from the past decade that have been bad for privacy:
- 2013/2014 - Edward Snowden leaked many documents detailing how the NSA spies on United States Citizens
- 2014 - Amazon’s Echo product was released
- 2015 - Windows 10 was released, telemetry built-in and all
- 2016 - Cambridge Analytica happened (must I say more?)
- 2017 - WannaCry hits many systems, powered by invasive NSA exploits
- 2019 - The biggest credential leak so far in history happened
and those are just the big ones…
So what does this mean?
This decade, we need to make sure that events like the ones previously stated cannot be successful. As a democracy, we shouldn’t have to live with all the tracking that exists!
- Hunt, Troy. “The 773 Million Record ‘Collection #1’ Data Breach.” Troy Hunt, Troy Hunt, 12 May 2019, https://www.troyhunt.com/the-773-million-record-collection-1-data-reach/.
- Cambridge Analytica. In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 1st, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Analytica
- WannaCry ransomeware attack. In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 1st, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack