The Era Of Cyber-Espionage
Social media accounts have offered us a new way to participate in life. This offer doesn’t need our consent before we can take it. We inadvertently find ourselves having accounts in that regard, thanks to the fear of missing out!
This new way of participating in life has given birth to an avalanche of cyber phenomena, government security policies, cyber bullying and recently (as far as I am aware), government cyber-espionage.
It is this spying by governments (the security agencies) that is the latest cause of global outrage among people, who want their account information and account activity kept private.
Here, in Uganda, the communications commission is allegedly contemplating a directive to have all social media accounts and groups, an individual belongs to, registered. This is not only going to be a laughable directive but also an outlandish one.
The upcoming directive is collectively believed to be politically motivated because there is a relentless, multi-pronged vanguard of mysterious social media account owners, that have a record of assaulting the person of the president of Uganda.
So, would you subscribe to such follow up of your social media accounts’ activity?
The details about what exactly Cambridge Analytica did are not relevant to the question I want to ask you but their clandestine, espionage-like acts are the inspiration behind my question to you, that, “Do you really have to worry about Politicians Spying on your social media accounts?”
With all these derailing paradigms, orchestrated by social media, about how human beings are supposed to co-exist, social media are largely getting anti-social.