Wednesday, May 12, 2010

no longer safe

I have always read online privacy issues in all forms of media, with the recent being this article entitled “Tell-All Generation Learns to Keep Things Offline”, but the days, like the rest of the days, simply move on their usual route. The possibility of me stumbling into a trap of cyber clandestine issues, I consider, is laughable. Until today.

One centralized department email account in our office is suddenly receiving numerous messages from different employees, from different departments of the company: confidential memos directed to the president, conversations on delays of progress reports, gossips on absences, and even my planned trip to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. My trip to Pagudpud! The last one made my heart skip a beat. Even our IT personnel are dumbfounded. Automatically retracing all the conversations made in my email account, my mind hits a ringing realization: with computers (especially the internet) nothing is really private.

This episode may only be a problem within our company’s computer systems, for now, but in all likelihood, our everyday Google or Yahoo could go bonkers sooner or later. With this being said, let us be careful with what we are saying (or posting). You know, words are sharper when they are out of their sheaths.


FerBert said...

daig ng Internet si Boy Abunda sa pagkakalat ng tsismis :D

f. jordan said...

Oo nga eh, I never expected intra-mails to be this chismoso. Now, I have to keep anything private in private.

Random Student said...

sensationalized na ang IT dept nyo?

f. jordan said...

I don't know how they will work this out. And hindi pa sensationalized; konti pa kasi ang nakakaalam.