How to Effectively Secure Your Personal Information Online

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The National Security Agency has already admitted to obtaining and examining the metadata of every American. Then there’s Facebook blatantly making use of its users’ images, likes, and status updates for targeting advertisements. These two privacy-related concerns are just samplings from a much more widespread phenomenon that involves your personal data being captured, shared, and potentially misused.

 

But you can certainly do something to safeguard your personal information online. Here are tips for doing that.

 

Avoid or Limit the Instances When You Share Your Data


 

Be selective or simply refuse to give away your personal information. If you are filling out online surveys, warranty cards, and the like, consider limiting or not providing your preferences or demographic information.

This is the era of Big Data. Even trivial personal

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