I chose to listen to “Hacking the New York Times, Tweeting Revolutions, and More” from On the Media. I have only heard people mention this instance briefly in conversation, but I was never completely aware of what exactly happened. It is crazy that such well-known companies such as the New York Times have been hacked. Personally, I am not very good with computers, so this seemed almost impossible. However, they then go on to say that hackers from China were accessing g-mail accounts (which is what I use). We have recently been discussing which sources can be trusted on the internet. This makes me even more uneasy with having a lot of my personal information on the internet.
The woman from the NYT who was being interviewed basically said they came forward with the fact they were hacked in order to educate people. She then goes on to say that this is always going to happen. “If you lock the window, they’ll come through the door..” This was one example that left me feeling uneasy about the internet, but I think that whoever uses the internet puts their privacy at risk no matter what.