Monthly Archives: May 2014

My Digital Shadow

The digital shadow website shows people through their Facebook how much people can potentially find out about them due to their online activities.  This game associates with the problem of online security. A simple game can generate possible passwords, estimate your net worth or even get your location due to geotagging. Information can be gathered just based on pictures/ posts that you put up and interactions with friends online. This information can even help determine your weaknesses and tell people how to get to you. The existence of this game suggests that there may be software like this on a larger scale used to keep tabs on people. This technology could be useful for companies and stalkers alike.  It makes us aware that everything we put online can be used later on down the line. Even the safest person on the internet could be putting valuable information out there without even knowing it.