Who really owns the internet?

When we think of the internet and data we think that we own our own data. But in many cases this is not true; many companies give us the idea that we own our own data when really they are just tracking us and playing with our minds. It shows that even though you think you know what is being watched and shared with other networks, you do not. Everyday random pieces of your information is given to different online resources so they can have an idea of what you search for.

According to https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/313420, “These are not isolated examples. Researchers at the AV-TEST Institute found that more than 80 percent of 60 tested Android health apps lacked proper privacy policies.” This shows that applications that people would think are safe like health ones are actually not because they do not have the proper privacy policies. When I download applications other than games and social media I expect that they will have policies that will protect my privacy from third-party websites.

This article also goes on to state, ” Many fertility apps request sensitive information like weight, height, age, medical history, exercise and diet, claiming that they will “personalize” your experience or “improve accuracy.” If this describes your or your partner’s fertility app, be careful.” This means that you have to give some information that they can use to send to third-party websites because thy say they want to make the best application for your experience. When actually all they want to do is make money and could care less if your information is actually safe. Even though you are giving them only some information, it probably will not be used to make a better experience for you. This goes into the advertising industry because at any time the application owners can sell your information to third-[arty websites.

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