Discuss about the Implications of Pervasive Memory Augmentation.
Facebook can be said as the one of the most used social media website that is been world-wide by millions of people. The site was created by Mark Zuckerberg in the year of 2004 and has advanced a lot since then. The security options have also advanced a lot since the creation of the site. Security is one of the major concerns for the organisation for the improvement of the systems .Although of its strict rules and regulation there are some of the major security drawbacks that are concerning the people using the platform and the organisation. Discussed in this paper are some of the major cases where the security of the organisation was overthrown which caused some of the major chaos in the public in the recent years.
The Facebook can be explained as the book where people can connect to other people and use the function of the platform. In order to access the platform the individual needs to enrol some of the major personal information in the system for example name, phone number, email id etc. After the person is in Facebook, can access people all over the world and can connect with them. The website of the platform can access different personal information of from the PC like the IP, webcam, browser details and other among all. Other than this the Facebook also haves android and the IPhone applications which also takes the permit of the users phone details like the contact information, camera , gps, browsers, gallery, file managers, virtual keyboards, microphone and others. Thus, if there is no proper security thread in the system then the personal information of the users can be at high risk. This is because of the factor that hackers can access the information and can use it for foul plays. Other than this the Facebook also access the information from the classifieds. That is if any one logins to the market places like the Amazon, the Facebook take the wish list information from the servers and use them as ads in the platform management. It can be said that in the recent times Facebook knows everything about a person.
Some of the major security issues that the organisation is been facing in the recent years have troubled the public a lot. There are number of times the organisation is accused of stealing the data of the peoples and selling them to the third party vendors. In the recent past many of the countries including the Britain have accused the organisation and ordered the probe to the organisation. This has affected the organisation a lot. One of the major such hack that affected the organisation internally, employees who used the company’s moderation software which is software to review and remove the contents of that are not well for the organisation. A bug which was learned in the year of the 2017, exposed the threats that the personal profiles of the employees appearing as the notification of the activity log of the groups. The data of the employees were visible to all the people in the groups other than the admins of the group.
One of the major security breach that hampered the operation of the organisation and the people’s data in the year of 2018, affecting approx. 87millions of Facebook users. The case which the organisation affected was the third person. The organisation was accused that it sold the information to a third party organisation named as the Cambridge Analytica. It was seen that the organisation used the data of the Facebook to hamper the polls in different countries like the USA. After this happened it was seen that the organisation helped the current US government to manipulate the election and fix the result. The hack included all the personal information of the Facebook android application and the data of the users. All the data were stored in a third party server. Although the CEO of the Facebook denied such claims about the organisation but accepted that Facebook may have neglected the knowledge of such incident. This hack opened the personal information of millions of people to the hackers.
Many of the countries blamed the organisation for the data thefts. Many of the users also deleted the Facebook accounts to keep data safe, but the tires were in vain because of the factor that the theft was already done. The Facebook cleared the factor that the hack was due to factor that the users used a malicious software which took the information from the Facebook and stored them.
Since this incident the Facebook have had changed a lot of the security protocols, and the rules and the regulation of the users. Other than this the Facebook also have some of the bug bounty programs where the people if finds a bug in the systems of the Facebook can report it to the Facebook and earn money. People can themselves secure the personal data with simple means and following the procedures management.
Thus, concluding the topic it can be said that although the organisation promises to provide optimum security to the users can face some of the major drawbacks and hence the data of the public can be stolen. Hence the people’s needs to follow the guidelines accordingly. The Facebook is a platform for the purpose of connecting to the people around the world. Individuals must not connect to people who are unknown to them. Other than this the user id and the password of the Facebook account must not be used for the other places than the Facebook website or the application itself. The users must not give permits to application that have not been authorized by the organisation to access the details of the profile such as games, quiz functions and the others. Most importantly individuals must read the security policies given in the beginning and follow accordingly.
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