You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeThis year hasn’t been the best and we’re not even talking about the world here.Just take a look back at what has happened in terms of our online privacy and try not to shiver in fear.The digital world has not been kind to us in 2016.While some of in the tech industry have made progress, we continue to encounter violations that halt any real, transformative change, especially in the privacy department.Founder of MeWe and privacy expert Mark Weinstein has put together a list of 2016’s top privacy and security violations that will make you rethink everything you use online.If these don’t keep you up at night (probably because more often than not we were all unaware of them), they will by the time you finish reading.1. WhatsApp shares your personal informationWhatsApp originally prided itself on privacy. Then it got bought by Facebook.Close to one year later, WhatsApp announced that, under its new terms and conditions, it will now share your personal information with its parent company; Facebook.WhatsApp claimed that these changes were in the best interest of the user (fighting spam and increasing business to consumer communication).We’ll leave it up to you to decide if sacrificing your privacy in your own best interest.Read MoreUber updated its app to track users’ locations even when they’re not using the app.Uber said it was just data collection and analysis for improving the pickup and drop off experience.That’s questionable thinking, but scarier is the precedent such an action takes, suggesting this practice is okay.It’s not.
At freshman convocation, Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan, the activist pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, who fought for what has been described as “conscientious capitalism” addressed the incoming class of 1986: “The whites might run this country, but they don’t own it,” he told them. Then Sullivan, who died in 2001, hammered home the importance of self reliance: “Blacks cannot depend on the white man because he has crossed us too many times already.”.
At the first meeting of members of Trump’s cabinet, on 12 June 2017, the president called on each to offer praise.”I’m going to start with our vice president. Where is our vice president?” Trump asked. “We’ll start with Mike and then we’ll just go around, your name, your position.””This is just the greatest privilege of my life,” Pence said, setting the tone for the others.Right hand man: Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in June 2018.