January 20 – database

January 20, 2019 =========

☆  database  データベース


A database is a collection of data that is stored in a computer and that can be easily used and added to. My brother uses Facebook, but his profile is all a lie. His name is wrong, so is his birthday and age. And there is no other information on his profile, just a photo of a weird toy dog! Ha ha.

I asked him why, and he said that from his experience working in Silicon Valley when he was younger, he no longer trusts big internet companies and their databases. Firstly, he wonders if they are even secure? And secondly, he wonders why on earth they need to keep all that information about us in their database.

What do you think? Is he being too paranoid? Or should we be worried about big businesses and their databases filled with our information?