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Internet privacy is the privacy and security level of personal data published via the Internet. It is a broad term that refers to a variety of factors, techniques and technologies used to protect sensitive and private data, communications, and preferences. Companies are hired to watch what internet sites people visit, and then use the information, for instance by sending advertising based on one’s browsing history.

There are many ways in which people can divulge their personal information, for instance by use of “social media” and by sending bank and credit card information to various websites. Moreover, directly observed behaviour, such as browsing logs, search queries, or contents of the Facebook profile can be automatically processed to infer potentially more intrusive details about an individual, such as sexual orientation, political and religious views, race, substance use, intelligence, and personality.

Nevertheless, it is mentioned that social media has privacy policy on procedures and documents, these privacy policies is disregard by some critics, hackers and people. Everyone says what they think on the internet, so result of these omissions, people who are seemed as a leader suffer from.

Social media news and communication possibilities with the structure, which is known as upper level located on the bearing. In Turkey, the importance and power of social media sources, which is recently understood, that being studied by the limitation due to political power at every opportunity. These are the three of them most important sources, as known Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Twitter is the social media element which recently makes the government get into the troubles.

Blocking social media sources is a topic which is often encountered nowadays. restriction of the scope of social media in Turkey is located between rogue countries.

Increasingly, governments, corporations, and other entities are collecting information about you that you willingly or unknowingly give out online. Even seemingly innocuous apps (like games or Facebook “quizzes”) may now be collecting a wealth of data about you: Your name, your age, your gender, your physical address, email address, phone number, the particular device from which you access the Internet, your religious and political affiliation, relationship status, what you look like, where you are, who your friends and family members are, as well as your favorite foods, books, movies, hobbies, Web sites, restaurants, stores, clothes, vacation destinations, your travel history, your past experiences, etc.

Increasingly, you may also be allowing some entities to collect a lot of personal information about all of your online “friends” (by simply clicking “allow” when downloading applications that siphon your friends’ information through your account).What’s the Harm? On the flip side, your “friends” can similarly allow third parties to collect key information about you, even if you never gave that third party permission to do so.

A variety of online entities insert “cookies” (small bits of data) into your computer; some of the cookies then allow companies to track you as you move across the Web, noting which sites you visit, which ads you click on, what you buy online, etc.. (You can limit some of this tracking by adjusting the privacy settings of whatever browsers you use; however, other tracking technologies are now being deployed—more difficult to identify and control.) When you click on a “keep me connected” check box in sites such as Facebook, you are similarly allowing those sites to come along with you for the ride as you surf the Web. The “social plugin” buttons that you see on various Web pages, such as Facebook’s “Like,” Google’s “+1,” and similar buttons from Twitter or Pinterest, also send information to those social networks, letting them know that you have visited those pages.

And all the content of all of your emails can now be stored for future use by the government or other “data miners.”

By tracking your online searches and communications, moreover, companies note, make assumptions about, and sometimes disclose more than just the preferences and interests that you openly express. If you search online for information about sexually transmitted diseases or laws that protect whistleblowers, for information about domestic violence or the Dalai Lama, for Occupy protests or for sites that allow you to download songs without paying for them, a variety of entities will know—and draw conclusions about you based on those searches. You may then find that ads appearing on pages that you visit will reflect those subjects that you searched for, or even subjects that you discussed in emails that you may have considered private.

Some advertisers, researchers, and other collectors of online information about individuals point to the benefits that people derive when ads can be targeted to their particular needs or searches can be focused on their particular interests.

Case Study : Blocking Twitter in Turkey

Prevention of access of social media sources as one of the most remarkable application timing  is blocked access of Twitter. On 12th March 2007, Twitter was blocked by using head of telecommunications presidency account for special powers of access. During this period, which political squabbling, corruption and sound records was discussed extensively, blocking Twitter has been criticized by the masses. Also the reason of this has been linked to political concerns.

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