The latest reality of online safety: we're all being watched

Online Privacy

There are so many threats to online security and privacy that many have simply given up on the notion of being protected. Their best defense is simply not putting anything online that they wouldn’t want to share with the rest of the world and the nefarious types in particular.

For example, signing up for one of NBCs websites means that your username is shared with 7 other companies. For Home Depot signups, that number grows to 13 and includes your email address. We’ve all heard of how Google, Facebook, and other major companies are watching us when we aren’t aware. The list of security and privacy infractions by corporations is endless.

That doesn’t take into account the standard cyber criminals that are waiting at every turn on the internet for us to make a mistake.

Education. Smartphones. WiFi. Social networks. The list is endless.

The solution is simple, and unfortunately it’s the one we said already. If you don’t want something available to companies or individuals, don’t put it online. Anywhere. Period.

You Are Not Safe Online
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Written by Scarlett Madison

+Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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