"Privacy is only an illusion," she said on Facebook in response to a Highlands Today question about expectations of privacy on the Internet. "There is none on the Internet and rarely anywhere else. Anyone who thinks there is privacy has their head in the sand."
"There's no such thing as privacy. Anywhere. Not even in your bathroom (if you are a mom). But I don't trust anything is for my eyes only on the Internet or phone."
"It may be worse than walking down a public street, Furst said.
Furst said that anyone doing activity on the Internet should assume that somehow what they are doing is being watched.
It may be by an employer, a search engine or a site that collects information on your shopping habits, he said.
One reason for this is that companies can make money selling that information to other companies that may seek your business depending on what you typically buy, he said.
Criminals also should not expect their activities are not being monitored, Furst said. For example, he said, law enforcement may be watching chat rooms.
She said if someone sends an email to someone else that involves a crime, the email may not be monitored, but that doesn't mean the technology is lacking to do that.
"The more privacy you want on the Internet, the less functionality you have get," he said. And most people aren't willing to give up that functionality, Furst added.
Kelali said that it would be difficult to have complete privacy.
"Every time you do something on the Internet, you leave an electronic trail," she said.
But for one
"I don't really care," said
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