The question may cause some hesitation while the individual tries to sift through their brain for an explanation. Privacy seems to be the buzz word these days, especially when it comes to the Internet and social media. The general assumption used to be that we were entitled to privacy whenever we felt the need to be discreet. That assumption has left many individuals questioning when it seems that anyone who feels so inclined can access personal information about you with the click of a button. More than that, it seems that we divulge this information unknowingly or without much forethought through the many social media services that are now available, not just on your computer, but through smartphone apps as well.
We should be reminded that anyone can access the information that we toss into the ether. Those that can harvest our valuable intellectual goods range from advertisement companies, that seem to know exactly what I want to buy before I even know I want it, to potential employers that can access your Facebook and find pictures that may bar you from the job of your dreams. That’s when we usually come back and demand that we be given our anonymity and dignity back, but many times it’s too late. The damage has been done, and you are left feeling vulnerable. That is when you search the infinitude of the World Wide Web to find an answer and end your grieving only to realize that your privacy, that seemed to be an unalienable right, comes at a shocking price. It may not even be much money but it seems so unnecessary and you vow instead to remove yourself from the thing that caused you so much pain, social media, but you know it’s not going to last since it is who we are and what we are doing with a good portion of our time.
Secure.me is a company that is willing to take on some of this burden for you, where it is probably needed the most: Facebook. Gone are all of those embarrassing photos of you at that party where you were perhaps not acting yourself, the night before your big interview. With secure.me’s biometric face recognition software you can find and remove unflattering images (even if you have yet to be tagged in them), and demonstrate your full potential. The best part about this software is that it comes at a very small cost. With the click of a button you can easily and instantly start taking control of your online presence.
So, I ask, what are you willing to pay for your online privacy? If you wouldn’t leave your front door unlocked and wide open to the world, then I think it’s high time you paid more attention to your online profile. Put your foot down and take a step toward protecting yourself, take responsibility of your image. Secure yourself.