Headline, July 20 2021/ ''' '' STUDENTS *' PRIVACY STANDARDS '' '''




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The World's best and only hope lies with !WOW! : On The World Students Society - what these great geniuses are attempting to accomplish is to clone the entire universe for you for its organization,  structures, functions, clemency, justice, transparency, security, privacy, accountability and evolution right through to eternity.

! Welcome to The World Students Society ! most lovingly and respectfully called !WOW! - for every subject in the world and  The Ecosystem 2011.

You are going to find dark matter, black holes, milky ways, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Mercury, Plato, Jupiter, many constellations, ions of stars, gravity, growing dimensions of the universe, no atmosphere, lesser gravity, water, minerals, craters, rocks and some day extraterrestrial life. In such complexity, your privacy will get retained in the unknown, known.

The World Students Society honors Greg Bensinger, and rises to give him a standing ovation for his research and observation :

' The assault on our privacy is being done in private'.

''SYSTEM ERROR : Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot,'' a forthcoming book by three Stanford University professors. ''Nobody expects, much less desires to be tracked from moment to moment, with the intricate details of our lives pieced together and permanently reviewable by companies or governments,'' they write.

'' YOU HAVE ZERO PRIVACY ANYWAY,'' Scott McNealy, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems, infamously declared more than 20 years ago. ''Get over it.''

Well, you shouldn't get over it. The rise of social media, Google and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet's infancy in 1999. Today, personal data like your Social Security number, bank account information, passwords, purchases, political beliefs, likes and dislikes are stockpiled in central databases.

That makes it more easily analyzed than ever before by companies that want to part you from your money, and easier for criminals to steal or for the government to sift through. Worse, we hand over much of it willingly.

Perhaps you feel Mr. McNealy's remarks was prescient and that tech companies have simply won out in the battle for access to your every desire or private thought. [THEY EVEN TRACK YOUR MOUSE MOVEMENTS].

And it may feel benign to turn over your shopping and web browsing history to technologists in Silicon Valley. But it should worry you that access to your data and myriad inferences about you are a mere government request away.

At a Congressional hearing last month, Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president for customer security, said his company fields as many as 3,500 federal law enforcement requests annually for sensitive customer data, all under order of secrecy.

''Most shocking is just how routine secrecy orders have become when law enforcement targets an Americans email, text messages or other sensitive data stored in the cloud,'' said Mr. Burt. In other words, the days of trench coat-clad G-men rifling through filing cabinets are long over, and the assault on our privacy is being conducted, well, in private.

There are real consumer benefits to this data aggregation, of course. Facebook and many other sites are free in large part because of the volume of data fed daily into the companies' ravenous maws, which in turn feed their lucrative targeted advertising business.

The more that ads can be tailored to each consumer, the higher the ad price. It's the difference between being shown a generic Nike shoe and being shown one for Nike's in the correct size, color and style.

Any notion that digital privacy is overrated is belied by Facebook's very public anger over Apple's recent move to allow iPhone users to choose to stop being tracked across the mobile web. Your data is worth billions.

Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, recently argued in The Washington Post for curtailing the  secret gag orders to help restore consumers' privacy. But he failed to acknowledge that the Big Tech makes itself an obvious stop for investigators through its voracious aggregation of data on its users, nor did he offer solutions that would reduce the flow of information from users to corporate computers -and ultimately to governments.

However, the Biden Administration appears to be turning the tide on regulatory apathy. In addition to a promising state of antitrust bills in Congress that would fix some of the imbalance between Big Tech and consumers.

But it will also require a collective sense of outrage, especially, and moreso, from The World Students Society - you don't have to be OK with signing your life away to Silicon Valley technocrats.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Privacy, Private and Sacred Thinking, continues to Part 2.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Big Tech, The Students of the entire world, The Global Founder Framers. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011:

Good Night and God Bless

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