At yesterday’s China Development Forum, Baidu’s chairman and CEO, Li Yanhong, stated that “Chinese people’s attitude toward privacy issues is more open and relatively less sensitive. If they can use privacy for convenience, security or efficiency. In many cases, they are willing to do so. Of course, we also have to follow some principles. If this data can benefit users, they are willing to use it for us, and we will use it. I think this is the basic criterion for what we can and cannot do. ”
This statement has caused many netizens to pay attention and argue. For convenience, are users really willing to trade for privacy? Is it willing or helpless?
Installing an App user requires opening more than 10 permissions
Zhang Min, working in Jinan, Shandong, downloaded a flashlight software. On the download page, this software is labeled as "Official, Security, MTC Certification" and has been downloaded 18.56 million times. At the time of installation, Zhang Min discovered that the software requires more than 10 permissions that are not related to its main function, such as address book, photo shooting, recording, and location. "Only a flashlight lighting function can be used only for cameras. What are the unrelated permissions for the contacts?" Zhang Min questioned this.
The reporter’s investigation found that Zhang Min’s encounter was not an isolated phenomenon. For example, another flashlight software with a download volume of 198 million requires as many as 30 permissions.
Procedural Willfulness "" 越权 "The user can not accept
A user said, "Although it is known that doing so would reveal privacy, but for the normal use of the software, had to agree to & rsquo;, ‘ authorized & rsquo;. ”
Insiders pointed out that at present, many apps, once installed, are almost transparent and have no privacy. Some mobile phones App“Violations” user information, has become one of the main channels of leakage of personal information of citizens, and thus derived a large-scale "dark" industrial chain. According to the Survey Report on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Chinese Internet Users 2016 published by the China Internet Association, only during the second half of 2015 to the first half of 2016, the economic losses suffered by Chinese Internet users due to spam, fraudulent information, and leakage of personal information amounted to RMB 91.5 billion.
In the current situation where data is a resource, businesses want to seize valuable resources. Is it also necessary to ensure the privacy and security of users? Who will protect the privacy of users?
It is not surprising that Li Yanhong’s remarks triggered a rebound in public opinion. But Baidu chose to make such a statement when face book burns and the world is fracturing. It's a bit surprising. What people are most afraid of is not that Li Yanhong bumped into the wrong words on the gun, but perhaps he said that the truth is that the technology giant turned a blind eye to the core interests of its users and became a blur.
In the face of the right to use, the user "had to" transfer the right to privacy
Chinese users never care about their privacy? When algorithms and big data are flooding into various fields, no matter whether the algorithm recommends news, big data consumption, or public governance based on big data, big data is everywhere and it is also a surprise to this era. However, there are also privacy issues. The algorithm recommendation makes the news extremely accurate, and also puts personal reading habits fully on the account; on the e-commerce platform, it is browsed briefly, similar products are immediately displayed on other web pages, and users have no privacy at all; suspected cases of killing cooked data have been exposed one after another. Do data giants eat up the remaining value of consumers? When big data is an accurate portrait of the times, people are still continuing to use it, which inevitably has the worry of being a transparent person.
Even if the habits of domestic users, just as Robin Li said, can give up privacy for efficiency, but it is not their "willingness", but "“ had to". With the explosion of various telecommunication frauds, the risk of website crashes has increased, and why do users not have a clear understanding of their privacy? However, it is totally because of privacy. Correspondingly, a monopoly platform is clearer than anyone else. When “Internet +” redefined lifestyles, in addition to pressing long-term agreements, users actually have no choice but to press “agree”. Users choose to continue to withdraw their right to privacy and bow their heads before using rights, except for “indispensable”, based on the belief that large companies are at least more than small companies and that they can protect their privacy. Also beneficial.
Establishing Better Principles for Big Data Usage
Trust should never be dismissed and anxiety should be responded more properly. In the face of repeated negative news of big data, the tech giant should just be in front of it and take concrete actions to give people confidence. Of course, merely stating its position is still not enough. When digital rules lag far behind digital life, it is imperative to establish better principles for the use of big data.
During the two sessions, some members suggested that we should further improve the cyber security law, define user data protection more clearly, and formulate user privacy information protection "three principles." These three principles actually speak many people's opinions, because whether they regard the data information as the personal assets of users, or ensure the right to use the data, the right to choose, or clarify the responsibility of the Internet company for the safety of user data information. , will effectively enhance the user's data benefits. The same is true. When people's consumption is more and more embodied in digital consumption, the protection of consumers' right to security should also extend from the traditional sense of personal security and property security to data security.
Based on the age of the Internet, data has become a cell that defines a person's network properties. It has long ceased to be a “material outsider”. The crisis of Facebook is enough to show that the abuse of data will bring uncontrollable consequences. The protection of data cannot be overpowered. To protect personal privacy rights and ensure that big data is not alienated, regulators need to quickly come up with Internet rules to strengthen privacy protection, but also need technology companies to be more conscientious, more responsible, and allow big data to flourish within the boundaries of goodwill. . This point, Facebook seems to understand, Baidu must also understand.
Wen Wei CCTV commentary contributing author · mountain
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