BBC recently posted a video titled “Britain seen from the skies above” and while it was fascinating simply to watch, to think about it really gave us a new perspective on privacy. It’s a real short clip, about a minute, so take a look and you’ll see what we mean:
Everybody is concerned about privacy online yet not many pay attention to privacy elsewhere. People are being tracked all over the place as the video clearly shows. Credit card companies track where you use your card and similarly, banks do the same with debit cards and personal checks. Phone companies are easily able to track your position as well. These are just a few examples of the many ways that we are “tracked” regularly which shows us that our “private” lives aren’t so private after all.