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Internet Privacy Starts With You

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Internet Privacy Starts With You

“Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.”-Marshall McLuhan

The Communication Theory philosopher, Marshall McLuhan, captured the very essence of today’s talk when it comes to privacy with this quote. We alienate ourselves with the emergence of different social networking sites and social applications that can be use through the internet. Private recording and photos can be easily uploaded and distributed online.

Some of them are okay but others can result into tarnishing your life’s work of building relationships and reputation. The privacy risks that the internet offers to unknowing and unvigilant users are staggering. We have identity theft, illegal use of credit card information, defamation, and blackmail or extortion. Countless people have been victimized by these scams. Many have lose their money, jobs, identities, and lives just because they posted information about themselves online. But it doesn’t mean you have to steer away from the internet. You just have to be mindful of the things you share online to avoid such risks.

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Steps To Protect Your Internet Privacy

  • Use up-to-date antivirus or anti-spyware software. There are viruses created with the sole purpose of getting your personal information such as name, birthday, address, and bank accounts. · Use websites that provide security and protection when dealing with online banking and shopping. This assures you that your money is well-taken care of.
  • Have a strong password. Combine letters and numbers instead of using words and numbers that can be easily connected to you.
  • Never ever share your passwords to others unless you are sure of their trustworthiness. You can’t be too sure that others won’t do anything harmful on your account.
  • Ensure the security of your home and office wi-fi connection. This secures you that others won’t be able to access your accounts easily.
  • Avoid disclosing personal information when joining online forums and on similar sites. You can use disposable email accounts for verification purposes.

Remember to think before disclosing any personal and confidential information to others. By following these simple reminders, you are able to protect yourself from harmful effects of too much sharing of personal information online. Remember that there is a limit to what you can tell others online. Since we don’t know who is on the other side of the computer. Besides, there is nothing better than sharing personal things to those we trust. Again, as a word of advice and caution, think before you post.

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