What Happens On The Internet Doesn’t Stay On The Internet

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

The Future Has Arrived — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed Yet

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

Three People Can Keep A Secret If Two Of Them Are Dead

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

What Are You Worth?

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?

Inaugural Post

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