By watching in class online security identity awareness, people seems to be the victims by giving away their privacy identity to the online company such as social media corporation Instagram, Facebook, Google, YouTube etc. These company is a worldwide company and they are asking for people’s identity when you are sign up. Corporations are requiring you to give up your identity in order to use their site or content they are offering. People are giving up their identity without realizing that they identity are not safe and people all over the online can see your identity.
Tips not to give up or reduce your risks to protect your identity to online corporations:
- Be aware what you are searching and what you want to do with online sites.
- By knowing what you are going to do with online sites, make sure you do a research before giving up your real identity.
- Giving up your real identity could give away to your trusted website such as your own banks, but be aware if the site you use is real your bank website.
- For most social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook, Google, YouTube etc. You should not give away your real name and address or your own history. It is unavoidable if you are really a photogenic and want to show off your friends how you are and what you are up to, then you might have to give up your identity to public by posting your own pictures and your locations. People know who you are and how you look like.
- Learn the online website’s security so you can set up your own privacy.
- Do not give up your real name for social media website, give your nick name and name something else you prefer.
- Do not name something people can guess who you are, and if someone call you by your name, delete it.
- Make sure you always check your device option, turn off the sharing location.
With the rise of social sharing many people are quickly realizing that the internet is forever, and nothing is really private once it’s out there. So what’s the answer? Well, if you’re really concerned, the only way to be really sure of your privacy is to get offline completely. However, for those of us in an internet connected age, getting offline completely is the nuclear option. So what are we to do?
Check you this article by ZDNET for some easy, effective ideas for how to really protect your information online.
We are living in an interesting time. And by interesting I mean that all of your personal information is up for grabs to the highest bidder. If you thought that all of your information was safe, you’re wrong. You know when those terms and conditions pop up, maybe you should start reading them. But if you don’t read the fine print you’re not alone. According to an article in the Guardian 73% of people don’t even try and read the terms and conditions. and out of the 27% of people who try and trudge through the miles and miles of terms and conditions and 17% of those brave souls actually understand what there reading. For something that is so important and can play such a big role in your life, why do so many people still not even bat an eye at the idea that the terms and conditions they are agreeing too could lead to things they never thought was possible. But when some of these terms and conditions are 30,000 words that appear on your screen in the smallest of small print maybe thats the company sending a message. That message being they really don’t want you to be reading and understanding the terms and the conditions that you agree too all the time. For more info check out the article below.
You wake up, decide to hop online and look up what the weather will be like before you get dressed to know what to anticipate. You might double check that a teacher hasn’t canceled any class for that day before you get there. Or maybe take a gander at how much longer it will take your Amazon package to arrive to you. We use the internet as a vast means of information gathering, sharing, ordering items, and the uses for it continue to grow every day.
What if someone was able to see everything you did online? Anything you may have ever looked up on Google? What if people started putting together ideas about you based on a few words you may have used in a joking context, but they didn’t get the joke and now your Face Book post has turned into a potential national threat?
Companies are constantly adjusting their user privacy terms to better suite the needs they currently have. Take Face Book for example, ever notice how all of your settings are automatically set so that anyone anywhere can see your page? It didn’t used to be like that, but now you have to manually go through to change the default settings. That can be a tricky term too, just because it is a “default” setting, does not mean that you should be comfortable with whatever that entity says you should be. Its little things like taking the time to know your rights that will really be your saving grace if times turn hard.
The gov-ment aint care bout’ you!
With all the recent shenanigans going on in today’s hectic government, You should really know how to protect your personal information. Here are a few things YOU can do to not get philandered by our daft, dilapidated government.
- Choose an isp that respects your privacy:
- Dump Comcast and their terrible customer service, here are some isp that respect your privacy: link
- Go on a diet, Get rid of those tracking supercookies!
- Your isp automatically opts you into supercookies to sell your info for $$$. Check their settings to see if you can opt out of them!
- Pappa Bless HTTPS
- here’s a simple one, having HTTPS in front of your current web address means it is encrypted. So be wary of sites that don’t use HTTPS by default.
- TOR IS HERE!
- If you want another layer of protection you can try the Tor Browser which offers more protection and encryption for your searches than other browsers.
When we search something on the internet we think that we are the only one that can see what we have searched for. Well I will be honest nothing is private anymore. The other day my dad was searching online for a new mailbox and he was being funny and found this apartment complex on that has many different slots. I thought he was crazy, well a few days later I was looking through my Facebook page and an add came up for Lowes for a mailbox and it was the apartment complex one. I thought this is crazy that everything is shared within each site. When watching terms and conditions may apply they interviewed this man who they found out he had searched things such as how to murder my wife, how to dispose of a body and other weird things that you would think he was an ax murder. Well when they talked to him of why he had been searching those things if he really had plans to kill his wife they found out that he was a writer for criminal investigation shows. We know that nothing is private anymore if you are willing to put it online you need to understand that it is going to able to be found later on. When snapchat first came out people thought because it disappeared after someone watched it that it was gone forever well it has now come out that they can still be found. If you need some help and tips of how to keep something private you can visite this site that has some great tips https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/consumer/identity-protection/10-tips-to-keep-your-data-private-online/ . Things is as long as everyone understands that what ever you do online that it can always be found by someone then you will be fine, you just need to always take that into consideration when you are online.
The internet truly is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. It has provided instant connectivity to almost anywhere in the world, endless information and knowledge (whether true or false) is at your fingertips, and has reshaped economies, communication, and education. It’s a world of freedom and anonymity, and unfortunately big corporations and businesses have been pushing to exploit this.
Our personal information isn’t just online for everyone to see, but it’s the selling of information that is so disturbing. The House of Representatives recently passed a bill, undoing Obama’s internet privacy law. This new bill gives ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) the right to sell your personal information including internet browsing history.
We need to fight this. The internet is a place of freedom. One of the few places where anyone can be anyone. Please, do your part. Write your congressman. Let them know that this is wrong. For Utah citizens, here’s representative Jason Chaffetz office address and phone number. Stand for your rights of freedom and anonymity.
2236 Rayburn House
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7751
Hours: M-F 9AM-6PM EST