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When Does Online Privacy Not Matter Anymore?

Are we becoming a nation or a society that is devaluing certain aspects of online privacy? As more and more of our lives become intertwined with online networks we become desensitized as to what is private and what is not. Take for example the liberties or assumptions that Live-Hive would like with your personal information.

CtoCloud Application is requesting permission to:
  • Manage your contacts
  • Manage your calendars
  • View basic information about your account
  • View and manage any of your documents and files in Google Drive
  • View your email address
  • Perform these operations when I’m not using the application

What is private? What is personal? What is sharable? Depending on what your beliefs are,  the bar for leveraging the usage of a service against what is indeed your personal IP and private data has either been lowered or raised.

Some of you won’t care, others might walk away and still others will click yes like they do a EULA and be done with it. None of us care until it directly affects and impacts us. That’s sad.

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1 Response to “When Does Online Privacy Not Matter Anymore?”


  1. 1 Harry March 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    It is funny how people dont care about this, I think that it is sometimes futile but i try at every step to make sure that as little of my information is out there, particularly in cases like this where they have access and can “manage ” the information ..its shocking


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