Do you know that you are revealing your details without your knowledge? Yes, whenever you post information online, submit a public record like a mortgage or voter registration or register on a website, shop, data brokers can collect your details and then sell that information to advertisers and other companies.
Online Privacy is very important. To help you protect your online privacy from surveillance, I have provided some tips. Let’s see those tips now.
- 1 Tips to protect online privacy from surveillance
- 2 Safety tips when you are using public computer
Tips to protect online privacy from surveillance
The first time to protect your privacy online is to delete cookies. Cookies collect all the information about your online activity. Though many browsers have the ability to block third-party cookies, it is not secure.
Social media sites are used by everyone. These days 8 out of 10 people has accounts with Facebook, Twitter, etc. When you use these social media sites, do you use the same browser for shopping?
When you use Twitter or Facebook and you want to buy a mobile or any accessories, log out from these sites and then go to your shopping site.
Also, do not use the same browser for shopping.
When you are using the Internet on your smartphone, change your privacy settings to limit ad tracking. Also, turn OFF the location sharing on your iPhone or Android.
Also Read: Does Private Browsing Exists Really?
Don’t use the Loyalty cards given by stores
If you are really concerned about the privacy, do not use the loyalty cards provided by the stores. These cards are used to track your online activity and buying habits. Missing out discounts is the only downside.
Safety tips when you are using public computer
There are certain rules who should follow when you are using the public computer. Let’s see those to protect our privacy.
Don’t save your login details
It is always advisable to log out of the websites once you have finished using it. There are several websites that provide the option “Keep me logged in”. Do not use this option when you are using social media sites on public computers.
Don’t leave your computer unlocked
When you leave the place, lock your computer. If you are finished with your work, log out all the programs and shut it down.
Remove your tracks
Many websites store your passwords. So, before using the browser on a public computer, turn off the feature “store passwords”.
Also, disable auto complete. Once you are done with your work, delete the history and temporary files stored on the computer.
Watch out for snoops
There are some people who look over your shoulder or watch you when you enter the passwords. You should be aware of them when using the public computer.
These are the tips to protect your online privacy from surveillance. Using these tips, you can maintain your privacy. There are many tools available online to protect your privacy online. Let’s see those in the next post.