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How To Secure Your Mobile Data

Phone APPS AND More than 9 in 10 Americans feel they've LOST CONTROL OF THEIR PERSONAL DATA TO COMPANIES WHO MINE DATA from social media, connected devices, and more How To Secure Your Mobile Data IS YOUR DATA PRIVATE? Each day we generate Americans On Social Media 250 MILLION TERABYTES - of new data facebook. Instagram 68% 35% 27% 24% Every Second On The Internet 9. 946 8,690 77,783 2,845,459 Instagram photos Tweets Google searches Emails ARE YOUR APPS TRACKINGYOU? Google tracks much more than your search history and email What apps you use and when What you watch, read, and search Where you go or plan to go and when What you say after "Ok Google" In one case, the file containing all Google's data on a single person was 20 gigabytes, equal to a 12 million-page text file Android devices, Login with Google YouTube, News, Books, Google Maps, & Google Search Calendar Why bother tracking users? Developers use your data to generate more ad revenue from their apps THE DATA ECONOMY By 2025, the market for in-app advertising will reach $234 billion ADVERTISING ID Your "Advertising ID" is linked to your phone's permanent hardware identifiers MAC address, IMEI and Android ID Google Policy allows developers to collect identifiers and Advertising ID, BUT developer's can't combine these identifiers without consent AND PERMANENT HARDWARE IDENTIFIERS CAN'T BE USED TO TARGET ADS According to one study, 1,700 Android apps collected permanent identifying information in violation of Google's privacy policies Fewer than 1 in 3 follow collect only the user's Advertising ID "We take these issues very seriously. . . and will take action when [apps] do not comply with out policies" BUT, Google also admits they're unable to enforce privacy policies outside of their own ad networks Google EACH GOOGLE USER'S DATA IS WORTH ABOUT $182 – FOR FACEBOOK, IT'S $158 Ad networks will pay more to reach iPhone than Android, leading to rampant fraud CLICK FRAUD Generates revenue for ad developers by placing false ad calls In 2018, researchers identified Rather than disrupt the user experience, ads are played in the background with over 500K downloads that served no purpose except APPS to install click fraud malware 13 As a result, the device uses more data and drains the battery faster Used a hidden home screen icon to avoid detection Could potentially install more malicious code without user knowing with over 2 million downloads 22 containing click fraud malware Apps that were legitimate may add malware later on APPS undetected by Google Play protections Hackers acquire an app with an existing user base Develop bots that mimic real users using data tracking Send bot traffic to the app to generate more ad revenue You don't need to use social media for your data to be compromised In one experiment, RESEARCHERS COULD PREDICT WHAT SOMEONE WOULD POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH 95% ACCURACY even if that person never had an account THE WORST APPS FOR PRIVACY AND HOW TO AVOID THEM Try This Instead Review your permissions and privacy settings regularly In 2013, Facebook admitted to accidentally leaking information gathered on users including phone numbers and email addresses that users hadn't shared Choose the most limited settings to maintain functionality Avoid sweepstakes and quizzes that require access to your account Participating can share your data AND your friends 270,000 PEOPLE USED THE "THIS IS YOUR DIGITAL LIFE" APP FOR FACEBOOK - but the app was able to gather data on 87 million people on behalf of Cambridge Analytica FLASHLIGHT APPS Try This Instead Use the flashlight built into your operating system ioS and Android have their own flashlights In 2013, the developers of "Brightest Flashlight Free" settled with the FTC after allegations that the app failed to inform users it shared location data and identifiers Ask yourself if it makes sense that an app would need access to data Requesting access that isn't related to its core function is a red flag RIDESHARE & DELIVERY APPS 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook THREATENED TO REMOVE UBER FROM THE APP STORE after learning the app was collecting ioS users' hardware identifiers Try This Instead Turn off location data when you're not using the app There's no reason these apps need to know where you are when you're not using them Avoid using "Sign in with Google" or “Login with Facebook" Linking your accounts give apps access to huge amounts of personal information GAMES In 2019, NEW MEXICO SUED TINY LAB PRODUCTIONS, and ad networks run by Google and Twitter, alleging their games compromised children's right to privacy Try This Instead Monitor your phone's battery life and data usage after installing a new app Sudden changes are sign something isn't right Research the app before you download, to see if it's legitimate Search for the app or company and “data scandal" or “scam" TIPS & TECH: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR DATA O Categories . Al tema USE A Best passwords aren't memorable - instead use a random string of characters Logins PASSWORD MANAGER I Secure Notes Reusing passwords leaves all your accounts vulnerable if one is breached Identities 9:41 Try This Keychain ios KICloud Кeychain iOS & Android iCloud Keychain iCloud Keychain keeps the passwords and credit card information you save up to date on the devices you approve. Your information is enorypted and cannot be read by Apple VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK A VPN prevents other users on the same network from accessing your data 9:41 AND, a VPN keeps the internet open – getting around filtering and censors Try This ExpressVPN iOS & Android (VPN) Connected NEVER TRUST A FREE VPN maintaining a secure VPN is costly and free versions frequently harvest your data for themselves Smart Location E USA - New York Recent Location Netherlands Amsterdam youre serious about protecting data, youre going ta need ahammer (or a edder Read more CHECK FOR DATA BREACHES DATA BREACHES HAPPEN, PERIODICALLY CHECK IF YOUR DATA WAS LEAKED Try This Have I Been Pwned & Pwned Passwords Securely search for your email and frequently used passwords in a database of recent hacks Login History Facebook and Google will show you what devices have signed on to your accounts and all active connections DON'T BE FOOLED BY FAKE SECURITY CHECKS INTO GIVING UP YOUR PASSWORD only use services recommended by a reputable source Sources: turn-off-flashlight YOUR DATA BELONGS TO YOU. BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU SHARE Presented by: DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

How To Secure Your Mobile Data

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More than 9 in 10 Americans feel they've lost control of their data to data miners. You don't need to use social media for your data to be privacy. Which apps are tracking you?


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