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Best ways to protect privacy online

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As more of our lives are centered on our personal computers and the Internet, here are the top things you can do to protect your privacy and personal information online.

Rated 0 points - posted 7 years ago by kris in category Other.
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Do not share personal information Report Abuse
Do not provide your email address or any identifiable information online.
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Use cookie management software Report Abuse
Cookies are meant to make your Internet experience easier, but these can also store or collect personal information without you knowing it.
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Use an alternate email address Report Abuse
Create a pseudonym or alternate email address when posting to newsgroups, mailing lists or forums online. Also keep a “clean” email that you do not post online.
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Keep sensitive files on your personal computer Report Abuse
Don’t use your work or other public computer’s for personal or sensitive information.
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Clean your memory cache after browsing Report Abuse
After browsing copies of all the pages and images that you have accessed on your computer are saved in your browser.
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Make sure online forums/blogs/sites are secure Report Abuse
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Use stealth settings or anonymizers while browsing Report Abuse
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Use temporary credit card numbers for online purchases Report Abuse
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Don’t put your full birth date on Facebook Report Abuse
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Use multiple passwords Report Abuse
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Opt out of “people search” sites Report Abuse
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Maximize privacy settings on social networking sites Report Abuse
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Opt out of ad-tracking Report Abuse
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Use secure Internet connection Report Abuse
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Use strong passwords Report Abuse
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Change passwords frequently Report Abuse
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Use a dynamic IP address Report Abuse
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Personalized search engine optimization Report Abuse
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Don’t post identifying photos Report Abuse
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Read terms of service agreements for websites Report Abuse
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