The biggest technological issue today is privacy. While initiatives are taken to keep our information private, they don’t always work. In the past few years there have been several huge data breaches, most recently being of Facebook, that have leaked the private and sensitive information of hundreds of millions of people. Such data breaches demand increased security and control for the end-user.
You must all be aware by now that last Friday Facebook announced the suspension of Cambridge Analytica, its political data analytics company. The Terms of Service were violated by Cambridge Analytica that shared personal information collected from about 50 Million Facebook users, without their consent. The question being asked is “how did Cambridge Analytica get their hands on all of the private data?” Apparently, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge developed an app called “thisisyourdigitallife”, which gathered data from all of its users in a lawful manner. The data gathered was not only users personal information but also information about their friends. When such personal information was subsequently shared with Cambridge Analytica, it started taking a turn into the illegal side of things.
Did Facebook look the other way, as alleged?
It has been alleged by The Verge that the data collected from about 50 million users may have been used in the 2016 presidential election. On the one hand, use of our private data constitutes a violation of the Terms of Service that we as end-users would expect Facebook to strictly implement. However, on the other hand, you may be shocked to learn that that Facebook was already aware that such violation was taking place as early as Q4 of 2015. This fact was cited by none other than The Observer and subsequently was confirmed by a statement from Facebook. Unfortunately, Facebook seems to have overlooked the gravity of the situation and failed to take the necessary steps that could secure the private information of their end-users.
You may want to find out which of the apps you use may have your personal information. You may also want to read Mashable’s step-by-step guide to adjusting the app settings within your Facebook account.
Should we completely get off the grid and avoid using internet because we value our personal information and sensitive data? Evidently not because P2PS challenges the status-quo and identifies the key to change.
Although at this stage some of us personally may not have been adversely affected by this data breach, the recent occurrences clearly demonstrate that anyone of us can easily be a target in the near future. Only when we take a closer look at all the credit card frauds that take place around the world, and the hacks on our bank accounts, cryptocurrency wallets as well as exchanges, we could understand the seriousness of the situation on hand. According to substantiated reports and verifiable information emanating from organizations involved in providing data security to various banking and corporate institutions, the cost of global cyber security breach are estimated to be a whopping $400 Billion annually.
Need an effective and efficient solution? Answer—P2PS
With the massive amount of private information we send over email messages or online chats, it is imperative that those exchanges are private. While they may be to a certain small degree, they are still able to be victimized by hackers or those looking to steal your information. So with privacy (especially when dealing with communicating and sharing information with others) being such a huge deal in 2018 and beyond, something needs to be done. Well, one company namely P2PS is trying to provide that 100% private and safe system for you to exchange files, personal information and messages with others.
P2P Solutions Foundation has already developed the most secure and totally interference-free communications system
In comparison to companies like Facebook who not only benefit from user data, but also lose control of what external developers do with it, P2P Solutions Foundation (P2PS) brings you a system through which you can exchange confidential digital assets or files with absolutely no interference from any third party, not even an administrator.
Today, anything that you exchange digitally with anyone, anywhere, is not private by any privacy standards; including information exchanged on your so called “private” intranet corporate networks.
P2PS is the world’s first blockchain-powered, secure, pure peer to peer, interference-free, digital communications platform designed for everyone with a need to securely store and exchange digital data such as private data, medical records, banking data and government classified data, among other sensitive digital exchanges. Such platforms today are simply nonexistent.
P2P Solutions Foundation (P2PS) have the ultimate goal of creating a system for end-users, to exchange confidential and digital assets with others, that will have no third party interference at all. P2PS are the first ever blockchain-based, secure and interference free communication platform which could change the game when it comes to how we communicate online. The secure platform is designed for anyone who needs to store or exchange data such as medical records, banking data and other private or sensitive information, and don’t feel confident doing so using conventional methods.
The fact that the P2PS platform will be on the blockchain means it is completely decentralized. This is great for users as it ensures that no third-party administrator will interfere with (or see) the sensitive information or files you are sharing. No platforms like this exist today, and nearly everyone wanting to ensure their information is safe could greatly benefit by P2PS global roll out/implementation scheduled to start with 49 high potential countries. Other than companies and/or businesses even individuals might become interested in this second to none interference-free communications system that has no comparable substitutes, alternatives or substitutes. Companies send, share and receive millions of pieces of private and sensitive information, so they could definitely benefit from a service like this, to ensure no huge data breaches take place.
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