The age of oppression is soon coming to an end as people of different nations fight to be free from the tyrannies of their government. The oppressive governments, since they are more powerful than the people have sent the people into hiding. The truth cannot be made public. A better definition of darkness is the absence of the truth. The government wants the people to live in darkness while the people are fighting for the light. Anonymity is just like someone hiding in a dark place so as not to be seen while pointing a light to the evil things the government is doing to the people. In a technological age like this, there is nothing like 100% anonymity. One cannot hide enough despite the soft wares that have been created to help users to become anonymous. The computer geniuses have the advantage over normal users.
Other purposes of anonymity exists like companies hiding under a false name or no identity to protect secrets beneficial to them but this form is also two sided. Some companies may hide under a different identity to also steal secret information from other companies. Their online agents who are good at using different soft wares can hibernate and play foul for the benefit of their industry.
As concerns net neutrality, there is nothing like equality in the functioning of two services or agents on the internet. I believe the person with the most computer intelligence will always triumph over the other. some companies develop soft wares for their personal use and therefore they have more technological advantage over the others.
For a person like me who does not have a profound knowledge in the functioning of many other soft wares that exist on the internet, i think that net neutrality is not realistic for a normal internet user.This is because companies marketing their goods or getting the information of internet users to better market their goods do so without the prior knowledge or knowledge of internet users. Most internet users are not versed about the functioning of spywares and other tracking soft wares on the internet. Most of us came as innocent people to use the internet not knowing that some people or companies have a technological advantage over us and they get what they want from us by monitoring our online activities.
In a world full of competition and impostors, they is always the probability of misrepresenting people, character, thought, products, services, and personalities. To protect a person, a group or companies from impostors and wicked competitors, Intellectual property rights were born. I’m totally in favor of intellectual property rights because it does not only carry a moral value to it, it carries the right to free speech and expression of cultural thoughts and products.
Despite that laws have been tighten as respect to intellectual property, many people still break the laws because most of the intellectual property are on the internet as soft copies. They are easily accessible to everybody in their homes or hidden places. People download music, which the play in their homes and such acts cannot be intercepted or apprehended because no one has the right to get into somebody’s house to search and accuse him or her of stealing. Therefore, many people who steal intellectual property go unpunished.
In Nigeria, Scammers get information on websites such as pictures of responsible, handsome men, beautiful ladies, pictures of beautiful pets and they used these images and information to create their own website and scam people of their money. They had no right to use these information but they do it anyway and the world cries out as people are losing their money to these impostors. Most thieves of intelectual property go free because it is difficult to monitor their actions. The music on the internet are free to download though they are laws that says you do not have the right to download. There are no monitoring systems in the internet that identifies freeloaders.
Intellectual property is a complicated area to handle because international laws are more lax in many countries than national laws. National laws in most countries does not effectively cover all aspects of international laws. Therefore, intellectual property is protected more by the good consciences of people rather than the laws in place.
In a world full of scrutiny and hatred, it is absolutely necessary for one to protect him or herself from any evil intruder. I call the internet my artificial world where i meet with people all over the world. There is no better way to stay attached to the great diversity the world offers except to be hooked to it through the internet and learn. Again, should one be real on the internet or play fake so as to be protected? should i present a wrong date of birth, wrong name, wrong address, faked email for my own benefit or i should just be real to the world? or should we be real to the people we know and trust and be fake to the community in the internet we do not know?
It is a question everyone must answer. We have heard how people lost their lives because they weren’t protected on the internet and their enemies took advantage of that and destroyed them. Businesses and social media sites are completely capitalistic looking for every measure to make profit from the information and thoughts of their clients. Privacy policies have become more of business policies for the making of gains. our integrity is been tampered with, because of the privacy laxness that were created for the benefit of this social media businesses.
My friend who is a pastor opened his Facebook the other day and found pornographic images on his timeline. Someone put it there to destroy his integrity as a man of God. He had to apologize to everybody who is his friend on Facebook and explained to them that he didn’t put it there. How can we really protect ourselves from the invisible enemies on Facebook?
what you should know.
you are being in tracked and your information is being sold for the benefit of businesses.
therefore, just be careful what you do on the internet.
Talking about microfilm vs. microfiche. which do you prefer? images in a roll or images in a plate?
what about storing images on the internet? which is most preferable? which is more safe or protected?
Globalization has brought me to my neighbor’s door and into his home in Korea, Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon. i have wander long distances just sitting in front of a computer. i have eaten together with my friend in S. Korea. We are far but the internet has brought us near. welcome to the dream land; it’s not a dream but a reality.