“Public Room”, the group of the telecommunication network “Telegram” where pornographic photos of girls from the country were shared, some of whom were minors, among other things, opened the debate on how safe and secure social networks and telecommunication applications are.
We talked with Goran Rizaov and Filip Neshkoski from the Metamorphosis Foundation, who work in the area of security and protection of privacy in the Internet space. We discussed the rules of the game in this segment – how protected people are when their content is shared with the public (for which they did not give consent), how can parents protect their minor children when it comes to social networks and applications, who is behind these big companies that are free for people, but still in the background is the profit.
Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Whatsapp, Signal, Viber, Snapchat… There are hundreds of networks and communication applications, and our interlocutors discuss which one works, who owns it, and which one, according to them, is the safest.
All in all, the conclusion is that on the one hand we have artificial intelligence and on the other the human factor. Of course, the responsibility, in the end, is still in the hands of the people – to report when they notice irregularities, to be careful what they post and forward on social networks and through applications, and to protect their privacy, because everything that will once be put into circulation in cyberspace, remains preserved and can be further abused.