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Born in 1991 makes me a resident of the digital era As a digital resident my childhood involvement with the digital world was not encouraged as it is today No one ever informed my peers and I of what is now common knowledge in the digital world especially when it comes to internet privacy Until reading this book I had honestly not put much thought into internet privacy now I realize that internet privacy is major issue in our society today There are many factors and concerns that arise with internet privacy that will greatly influence my future such as the growth of the deep web the immergence of radio frequency identifier tags and who is responsible for this privacyBefore I began this book I had no idea that the deep web or deep internet existed and I am blown away to discover that there is a deep internet that contains extensive personal information about everyone Experts claim it contains 100 times more data than the ordinary internet and anyone can access it anonymously with the appropriate software Palmer 2012 The fact that anyone can find out anything about anyone is truly astonishing and is obviously a major invasion of privacy The author mention a company called ChoicePoint which utilizes the deep internet to gather information about people and sells it to various buyers In 2005 ChoicePoint was breached witch lead to over 800 identity thefts the worst part is that most people didnt even know what ChoicePoint was Palfrey and Gasser 2008 pg 59 This was a real eye-opener for me in that it made me realize that anyone can become a victim of such privacy invasion without even knowing about it Acquiring this knowledge of the deep web will change my future digital behavior greatly because now I will be aware that any information that I give electronically will be stored in a
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