GPS and tracking devices: Who’s watching you?
Think about how often you are on your computer, cell phone, or even in your car. Many of you will agree that that’s how we spent most of our time. Amazingly, those devices are able to find exactly where you are located and you are fascinated on how accurately it pinpointed your location. All this is made possible by one of the greatest inventions know as GPS or Global Positioning System. What many people fail to realize is that GPS can be tracked by anyone from anywhere. An unwanted guest may gain access to that information and be able to track you down. You can easily be stalked and be unaware of what’s going on. As scary as this may be, the most troubling action is the government using this device to monitor your every move which many may consider an invasion of privacy. They claim that their motive is national security which is becoming a growing problem in the United States. The police department also uses these devices to track criminal offenders to protect their citizens. Because technology is advancing at a rapid rate, it is getting a lot harder to protect your privacy. A lot of you might want the government to come up with a solution but it is very difficult to come up with a solution when you are part of the problem. The issue at hand is how far is too far when it comes to technology and your privacy?
In this time and age, it is very difficult to define what exactly privacy is. Depending on your views and what you feel is a necessity for safety, your definition of privacy maybe different from another individual. As technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and as personal information is available with a touch of a button, there have been many outcries concerning privacy protection. Evan Hendricks, editor of Privacy Times newsletter states “Privacy almost by definition involves a lot of jurisdictions in Congress and in the executive branch,...