How Do I Keep My Online Communications Private?
Updated: Mar 17
Online privacy has gained significant publicity over the past several years. From leaks by Edward Snowden, formerly of the NSA, to the exposure of user-IDs, passwords, and a plethora of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), the lack of privacy and data protection throughout the Internet has become glaringly obvious. Less obvious are the debatable practices of otherwise respectable email providers, social media outlets, and other service providers across the Internet. These companies LEGALLY read your messages, collect your information, and sell it to marketers and other information consumers as a corporate revenue stream, often with little regard for their users’ privacy. This information can often fall into the wrong hands, whether by individual or corporate negligence or outright nefarious activity of an individual or individuals.
The massive influx of personal information that has become available online and stored in the cloud has put privacy expectations at the forefront of discussions regarding service providers’ ability to safely store such personal information. The extent to which others can access people’s data has become a new topic of ethical consideration, and the legality, awareness, and boundaries of subsequent privacy violations are critical concerns in advance of the technological age.
According to research conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, privacy of personal data is a top issue for 76 percent of global consumers and 83 percent of U.S. consumers, while 61 percent have said they would like to do more to protect their privacy. However, for sites that do encourage information disclosure, it has been noted that most people have no trouble disclosing their personal information to a large group of people. This “Privacy Paradox” is a phenomenon that occurs when individuals, who state that they have concerns about their privacy online, take no action to secure their accounts. Furthermore, while individuals may take extra security steps for other online accounts, such as those related to banking or finance, this does not always extend to communication-oriented accounts.
While these services make our communication and collaboration much more convenient and efficient and our on-line lives seem much more productive, we should ask ourselves - at what cost? For most of us, the cost is the loss of the privacy of information that we would prefer remained private. Unfortunately, many people have become numb to this risk or are completely unaware of the fact that their information and private communications are much more public than they ever intended. It has never been more important to protect your on-line privacy than it is in today’s hyper efficient on-line world.
One of the underlying principles built into the Gold Comet solution is the protection of our users’ information from everyone but the intended recipients. Due to our patented process of using unique encrypted keys for each message and not storing the key to decrypt these keys, only the intended recipients who, through their login authentication, have the ability to decrypt the keys and access the information. Gold Comet cannot and will not ever capture or sell any information about our customers.
Total Privacy for your Online Communications
Our tagline at Gold Comet is “Total Privacy for your Online Communications.“ Gold Comet was established with one thing in mind that is to bring privacy to your online communications. With our patented encryption process and our continual monitoring and enhancement of our cyber security posture, we provide the highest level of privacy protection available. Visit us at GoldComet.com.