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Georgia
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FlareGlare
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This house believes people's privacy is threatened by current trends is Internet media

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/28/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Georgia

Con

With many people in today's society going online and making friends it is not threatening our privacy as we have the choice to add friends, show our face book, myspace pictures and profile. With even pages to report people.

Also we are warned about this on tv at school and we only go online to chat to friends and meet friends friends.
FlareGlare

Pro

I believe that todays society privacy is threatened by online social networks, such as facebook, myspace. Even email, which is not defined as a social network, but does have some simualir purposes; to connect people.

Term argreements
When you sign up to be a member of a social site, you have to agree to their specific terms of use agreements. Under many terms of use agreements, information posted to the site becomes the property of the site and may be sold to advertisers and marketers without your knowledge or agreement. For example, until recentely facebook had rights to content/imformation on your profile that was posted within the terms of use. Even if you had deleted your profile, they would still have all your content in their databases. Does that make it okay for facebook to stil be trusted?

"we have the choice to add friends, show our face book, myspace pictures and profile."
Anything you post about yourself can be forwarded to other people, even if you have not included them within your list of friends.

Even if you decide to remove content, it will survive in a searchable archive; online posts are, like tattoos, very very hard to remove, and they leave marks .
Debate Round No. 1
Georgia

Con

As you said Facebook has stopped that policy so that it is peoples privacy is not threatened on the internet today hence not really a point.
I am not going to talk about the past as we have learnt from that but that of today where such terms
have been removed off sites.

1)With the internet you have a choice of accepting friends as they do not go automatically on your msn/ facebook etc.

2)On Facebook and myspace you can set your profile to private so only friends that are logged in can see it.

3)Also by not using wireless no one can hack into your account.
FlareGlare

Pro

FlareGlare forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Georgia

Con

Georgia forfeited this round.
FlareGlare

Pro

FlareGlare forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Georgia

Con

Please expand your arguement.
FlareGlare

Pro

Facebook is safe.
Debate Round No. 4
Georgia

Con

Social Networking site- now another major privacy invasion and exploitation. As a matter of fact, information posted on sites by users can be and has been exploited in a variety of ways this is because of two reasons firstly people are not aware of possible ways that their information could be. All new people are too overwhelmed by "cool" features of the internet that they forget that there exist a word called "privacy" and write everything in their profile, even their private relationships and beliefs. They think it makes their profile more "cool". Secondly, it is designed, to ask people to reveal as much information as possible -- to create "complete" and "attractive" pages showing what they like to do, whom they like, their photographs, their videos, what they did today etc. At the end, more the people reveal, more other people would like to visit their pages. Exploiting privacy of people online as they are not warned about it from these sites and as soon as you press the ‘Ok' button it is out of the person's control.

With the internet such a big hit Charity campaigns are coming to us whether it is wanted or not. It is one thing on Social networking sites but to target individuals from the public with personal emails asking for donations and volunteers is a privacy invasion as it not only sends us online emails to private emails which is sold to make money from pages you have signed up to but on top these companies monitor peoples online behavior and targets them according to what they view and buy when the public is not even aware of this. When someone enters their details for shopping online they are not signing up for information to be passed onto various other companies online with a click of a button they are entering there details under false pretences which is not only invading privacy but also unethical.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by FlareGlare 8 years ago
FlareGlare
Sorry, i will address your arguments next round.
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