#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀
As FOMO takes hold once again, and people clamber to jump on the bandwagon with the latest social media app sensation (despite it being almost a year old already), security experts are warning that Clubhouse poses serious risks to users. The warnings are focused on at least two ways that users’ privacy is compromised. Firstly, since the company providing the voice services to the app has an office based in China, they are required by Chinese law to share all their data with the Chinese government. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of Chinese government employees – China’s “cyberwarriors” – whose sole job is to trawl public and private internet communications to track down any instances of speech or behaviour that the Chinese government deems subversive or unacceptable, and then they record all the details of everyone involved, potentially leading to sinister consequences. This kind of mass surveillance is not too dissimilar to how the despicable Stasi in Communist Eastern Europe operated for decades in the past century, but now it is on a much more global scale thanks to the internet.
None of this surprising news though, as this complete disregard for human rights by state-sponsored monitoring and censorship has been carrying on since long before the internet was invented. What is unusual is that Clubhouse has been singled out as particularly privacy-compromising, because this kind of message seems to ignore the much more widespread risk that speaking out on any public platform like social media brings when it leaves a permanent record of what one is saying that can be recorded by insecure and paranoid government minions. Moreover, billions of people willingly relinquish much of their privacy every day as they strive for recognition, acceptance, and validation, which is mostly in vain and predominantly for the profits of tech companies, so it is astounding that there are not more warnings about this issue.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！