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Analysis of Lori Andrews´ Book I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Soical Network and the Death of Privacy

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Lori Andrews, the author of “I Know Who You are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy” is a law professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and an advocate for online privacy. This literary work goes in depth about the need for a Social Network Constitution to help law abiding private users like you and I actually have the privacy and security we think we already have in the vast, scary, and ultra-complex cyber world. Ms. Andrews throughout her book provides thorough evidence and information about people being fired, data collectors mining through user’s data, and other horrific stories of people being abused because of their “supposed” online activities. Her work and career has been so thorough that she is a common guest on astute shows such as 60 Minutes, and Oprah. In this response, I will elaborate more on her research and her particular findings; in addition, I will provide some examples of why I also believe there must be a Social Network Constitution as a result of the of the horrific and unnecessary accounts given by the witnesses who bravely provided this information for her and her research team. Privacy is an intrinsic part of the makeup of our proud Nation, and we as law abiding citizens must do all we can to preserve this freedom and fight even harder, because right now, Social Networks and advertising companies are stripping each computer user of this sacred privilege.
In the opening of her book, Ms. Andrews describes the world as one enthralled and in love with being a part of “Facebook Nation.” She describes how powerful the founder of Facebook has become (Mark Zuckerburg). Ms. Andrews even explains how he attends important meetings and has a seat at the table with the most ...


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...t legislation needs to be passed, and passed quickly. I believe that people should have the right to browse the internet anonymously unless they violate a law or try and place harm on a potential victim. I also believe that all people should have the right to connect and freedom of expression online, unless of course they violate people’s personal rights or try and cause harm to someone. There needs to be a balance, and right now there is not one. Anyone can YouTube how to find peoples data and would then find out potential information that could be used against someone in a harmful manner. To me that is simply not right, nor does that reflect our nation’s, or even our World’s human rights policies. We need up to date Cyber Security laws, and we need them soon. I stand with Lori Andrews and believe and will advocate for a social constitution. I hope you do as well.



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