In this digital age, the issue of privacy seems to come up again and again. Cameras are everywhere- from security cameras in stores to the cellphones we carry. With apps like Periscope, it is now easier than ever to live stream and almost impossible to hide. The CEO of periscope didn't anticipate the app to bring any controversy, but the live element does add a twist. People are bound to post something they wish they hadn't, and no longer have that editorial pause to rethink it.
While this issue will undoubtably occur for adults, questions are raised about it being appropriate in the hands of teenagers. Currently Periscope bans users 13 and under from using the app and pornography is prohibited, but anything can slip through the cracks since it is live. Recordings of the stream can stay up for up to 24 hours. Do you think users are responsible enough to use live streaming apps? Read More