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1984 in 2013: Privacy and The Internet

1984 LL in 2013 PRIVACY AND THE INTERNET COOKIES 50% of the most popular sites use cookies to collect information Third-party cookies can be placed by advertisers and marketers to collect information through sites like Facebook and Twitter 18.5% of sites use persistent cookies to store personal information for long after the browsing session LOCATION DATA Google Google automatically links your search terms to your IP address, retaining your personal identifiable information for 18 months Mobile devices collect and store location information Cell phones and tablets can be The introduction of located whenever IPV6 in 2012 has made it they are on easier for advertisers and law enforcement to track internet users GOOGLE Google collects personal information (email addresses and passwords) by intercepting private Wi-Fi Google Play sends customers' personal information to app developers with every purchase Gmail scans emails for Multiple pictures have been removed from Google Street View for being private or sensitive keywords to deliver relevant advertising SOCIAL MEDIA foursquare Check-ins on sites like foursquare broadcast your location online, making it clear whether or not you are home. Foursquare has 25 million users. twitter Information is public on Twitter by default. Linking a location-sharing service to your Twitter account makes your location public. Instagram On 2012, Instagram planned to use the names and pictures of users for advertising purposes - they backed down in response to opposition. facebook O Like Facebook gets a report when you visit a site with a "Like" button, even if you are a non-user or not logged in 28% of American Facebook Facebook retains your users haven't restricted personal data even if you deactivate your account their privacy settings 2011 Facebook changed certain default settings from private to public without notification: The FTC ruled that Personal User data was Facebook's data was shared with privacy policies were "unfair and deceptive". application developers shared with advertisers FOR SALE 2012 4A 20.4 MILLION MILLION said where they would be on a certain date and time had their birth date public 39.3 988K MILLION discussed their Millions shared sensitive gave details of their family on their profile finances information on Facebook 1.6 MILLION 7.7 MILLION 2.6 MILLION liked pages relating to racial/ethnic affiliation liked pages about a religious affiliation publicly discussed drinking heavily DATA BREACHES AND IDENTITY THEFT 18% US consumers have fallen victim to identity theft In 2011, Sony suffered SONY a data breach which exposed the details of 77 million customers - including payment card details, passwords, and other personal information In 2008, more than 35 million records containing personal data were compromised in corporate or government data breaches. HE BIGGEST DATA BREACHES OF 2012 Linked in Zappos YAHOO!. 6.5 million 24 million 400,000 passwords stolen customer accounts passwords stolen compromised globalpayments 1.5 million 3 million customers' credit card debit account numbers and PINS of numbers and PINS exposed Iranian bank customers stolen STAY SAFE Set passwords for your devices Avoid using the same password PASSWORD: *****) across websites Do not access social media or banking sites from public computers or over unsecured connections Never give out personal details - especially your credit card number – on an untrusted site 1234587890 Make sure you restrict your Facebook content to & Friends FRIENDS ONLY Be aware of over-sharing on social media Regularly check your privacy settings, as they may have changed without notice DO NOT DISPLAY Turn on notifications for cookies so you know who or what your full birth date wants to place cookies online – this can be used by identity Read privacy policies and be aware of changes thieves REMEMBER THAT EVERYTHING YOU PUT ONLINE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE MADE PUBLIC. BE CAUTIOUS WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION! SOURCES Website Hosting XXXXXXXX

1984 in 2013: Privacy and The Internet

shared by punkrobby on May 04
The actual year of 1984 has now come and gone, but with today’s technological advances and the nature of the Internet, in general, is it possible that we are approaching a Big Brother-type of monito...






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