Privacy requires work. Like it or not, protecting your privacy is up to you. Laws and rules are different in every country and every state. Often, laws are unevenly or rarely enforced, so you will have to be perseverant and vigilant. Remember: Most of the Internet is not designed to protect the privacy of those … Read moreOnly You Can Prevent Forest Fires
This week’s post is a short reminder of why you need to be careful with personal information on the Internet. As I have mentioned in earlier posts it is easy to make up a fake persona on the Internet. This cuts both ways because when you are communicating on the Internet identity is not guaranteed. … Read moreYou’re Who?
Once information about us is shared online it becomes part of what others know or can find out about us. In addition, someone’s information footprint isn’t just the information about them that exists in digital form; it encompasses everything that every other person, entity, or database knows about them. Online activities are becoming an ever … Read moreWhat Happens On The Internet Doesn’t Stay On The Internet
Today, I add a new dimension to our privacy defenses: thinking about the future. Just because something cannot be found on the Internet today doesn’t mean it will not be available in the future. Think about how much information was available online ten years ago compared to now. Think about how searches are easier and … Read moreThe Future Has Arrived — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed Yet
This adage is as true today as it was in Benjamin Franklin’s time and it is equally true for electronic and nonelectronic communication. There is no way to make people (or companies) respect privacy. People love to repost, retweet, share, and tag. Privacy policies on websites are constantly changing. Data that has been deleted may … Read moreThree People Can Keep A Secret If Two Of Them Are Dead
You cannot have privacy without security. Without security, no matter how careful you are with how you give access to your personal information, your private personal information will not stay private. Communication on the Internet is like sending and receiving postcards. It is not very secure nor private. This is why you must take steps … Read moreYou Can’t Have One Without The Other
Information about you is valuable. Someone is going to use information about you. The ways your information is used may be innocuous or just mildly annoying, for example to tailor which online ads you see, but in the worst-case scenario, digital information can be used against you. Data from cell phones, email accounts, computer hard … Read moreWhat Are You Worth?
Welcome to Geekslv.com . This week’s blog post is late because of the change of our web domain. The bad news is you have lost a lot of privacy by being online. The way things are set up it is almost impossible to stay anonymous on the Internet. For example, you can be identified by … Read moreThey Know When You’ve Been Sleeping….
Welcome to the Geeks on the Go blog. I hope you will find the subjects interesting. For the next 10 weeks I am going to blog about privacy. This information is adapted from http://teachingprivacy.org/ and a presentation by L4bF0x (you can follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/l4bf0x ). I will be covering one principle a week. … Read moreInaugural Post