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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

The paranoid's survival guide, part 1: How to protect your personal data
Privacy is under attack from all quarters, but even today, there are things you can do to protect your personal data. Here are some tips.
By Robert L. Mitchell
March 3, 2014 06:30 AM ET

 

Computerworld - Who says privacy is dead? While it's true that marketers, the government, data aggregators and others are gathering and analyzing more data than ever about every individual, you can still exert some control over what's out there, who's tracking you and what they do with that information. From the NSA's admission that it is capturing and analyzing metadata on every American to Facebook's appropriation of users' posts, likes and images for use in product advertising endorsements, privacy concerns are now top of mind. According to a December Harris Interactive survey commissioned by privacy consultancy Truste, 74% of Internet users are more worried about privacy now than they were a year ago. Some 74% also say they are less likely to enable location tracking on the Web, 83% are less likely to click on online ads and 80% say they are less likely to use apps they don't trust.

 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

The paranoid's survival guide, part 2: Protect your privacy on social, mobile and more
Here's how to minimize your personal data footprint when messaging, on social media, and using mobile apps
By Robert L. Mitchell
March 13, 2014 06:30 AM ET

Computerworld - Is privacy dead? Not by a long shot. While you can't control everything that's out there about you, there's quite a bit you can do to reduce your data footprint -- or at least avoid adding to it. For this series, Computerworld asked nine privacy experts for tips and tricks they use for keeping their own personal data profiles on the down low. Whether your goal is avoiding tracking by marketers, ensuring your personal safety or protecting yourself from government surveillance, there are steps you can take to minimize your exposure both online and off, these professionals say.

 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

The paranoid's survival guide, part 3: Opting out, and how to protect your personal data offline
How to just say no to direct mail and other 'offers'
By Robert L. Mitchell
March 19, 2014 06:30 AM ET

Computerworld - You have more control over your privacy than you think. While it's true that you can't control absolutely everything that's out there about you, with a little work you can exert more control than you might expect over what's gathered, its accuracy and how it may be used, say privacy experts. Computerworld asked nine privacy professionals to share their best tips for minimizing your online and offline data footprint.

 

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