A new technology called web electronic solutions (WEPs) has been launched by tech giants including Google, Facebook and Amazon.
It is the latest example of the rise of the internet of things and the internet itself.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the growing use of social media.
“This technology is going to revolutionise the way we live our lives,” says Chris Wilson, chief technology officer of social and mobile at Facebook.
The new technology will allow for much more than just the sharing of pictures on social media and other web sites.
It will allow us to do much more in the way of sharing data, say the company.
But this data will not be shared without your consent.
The idea behind WEPs is that once you share your personal information, the data is safe.
But the data will be stored in a way that is “non-personalised”, so that it is not available to the general public.
“We’re not collecting your location,” says Mr Wilson.
“You don’t get a picture of your children.
You don’t see it on your social media feed.
You’re not going to see it.
We are not collecting the date or anything like that.”
It’s a concept that Mr Wilson says is “very exciting” and “very important”.
“I think we’re seeing a shift in our relationships, particularly with people we meet,” he says.
“And we’re going to get to a place where we can be really personal to people.”
It’s very exciting.
It’s not the world we want it to be.
But Mr Wilson points out that WEPs are already in use in the US, Europe and Asia.
And he says that the technology is being adopted more widely.
The technology is called WebRTC (Wide Area Transmission), and is currently used by more than 20 countries.
This is a protocol that lets a computer or smartphone connect to a network.
It allows you to use voice calls and chat.
It also allows the internet to send and receive text messages.
WEPs do this without your knowledge.
“It’s not like it’s a secret,” Mr Wilson explains.
“If someone does something on your device, it’s immediately visible on your phone.
But there’s no information that’s being shared.
There’s no connection.”
The technology works by capturing the information and transmitting it to a server somewhere else.
This information is stored in the cloud, which can then be accessed by anyone.
“Your phone doesn’t have to be connected to the internet,” Mr Hamilton says.
We have to trust that the information is being kept secure.
“The more secure it is, the less likely it is that somebody could find it and use it against you,” he explains.
The tech is called WEPs, and it allows you, your friends and family to have your internet browsing data stored somewhere other than the internet.
The main benefit of WEPs was described to News.org.au by Mr Wilson as a “privacy-enhancing technology”.
It allows for much greater freedom of speech, he says, but it also means that the data can be shared with anyone who requests it.
“There are certain types of people that have a history of sharing sensitive information with others, but that is not the type of person that we would want to share that data with,” he said.
“People who share it with others will have more access to it.”
The technology has also been used by Facebook and Google, which are both using the technology to help combat cyberbullying.
“I’ve spoken to Facebook about this,” Mr Singh says.
“[Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg has talked about the need for more transparency around what data they collect and how they use it.
That’s an important issue.
We also know that the number of people who are being targeted is growing, and that is why we are really concerned about this.”
Mr Wilson notes that WEP use is not new.
“In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was an internet boom, where people would go into their office and have a computer and type up whatever they wanted to share,” he recalls.
“That technology has become more prevalent in recent years.”
He says that although WEPs have been around for a while, “we’ve never really talked about it as a privacy issue, and I think it’s really important.”
Mr Hamilton agrees.
“Some people have expressed concerns about this technology, but I think the majority of people would agree that there is a need for a more informed and transparent approach,” he adds.
Mr Wilson also says that we are going to have to work harder to get the information we want from the internet out.
“With WEPs being used, we have to take some responsibility for it, because the technology itself is potentially going to become even more pervasive and less secure,” he warns.
“When it comes to the sharing data that is collected and transmitted in the future, we’re not really there yet.”
“We don’t really know how the technology