Your Online Porn Viewing History Could Be Publicly Released, Because It's 2015, And Hackers Ruin Everything

The Internet is a scary place. I say this on a daily basis, not just because it’s riddled with trolls, but the Internet doesn’t forget. Its memory is longer than long, and even when we delete our browser history, it’s not permanently gone. Yes, those porn searches are never entirely lost, and because of that, there’s always the chance that you having searched “anal Easter bunny,” at some point in your life will come back to haunt you. According to Vice’s tech channel, Motherboard, the next big breach of privacy could come in the form of all our online porn searches and viewings being released by hackers. Apparently, this is a big threat for 2015, so much so that the idea of someone you don’t know getting a photo of your boobs will seem like small potatoes in comparison, at least according to Motherboard.

While this probably won’t affect most of us, because, no offense, but hackers don’t care what you and I are Googling to get ourselves off, where there could be a big problem is in countries where types of sexuality and sex acts are banned. For example, it’s not going to go over so well if some fancy shmancy British politician is found to have a browser history full of such perversion like spanking and female ejaculation… I mean, the HORROR! But all it will take for something like that to happen is a hacker who knows their way around browser footprints and user tracking methods, and voila! Damage will be done.

But should this being a possibility even remotely surprise us? We live in a world where everything we do online is a permanent imprint that can’t easily be erased, especially not by lay people like your average Joe. From emails to nude sexts to even tweets we posted on Twitter then deleted years ago, we are constantly tracked and always imprisoned by the chance that it will all come back to us to bite us in the ass.

As Vice points out, there is the hope that if someone has such accessibility to these porn sites, they’ll just want to hack into the credit card information so they can sell it and actually make a profit, but hackers are an unpredictable lot (I think; I’ve never met one.) If you had the knowledge that President Putin is jerking off to “2 Girls One Cup” every night, would you keep it to yourself? I know I couldn’t. I guess it's a good thing I grew up to be a writer instead of a hacker.

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