Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

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 more

You’re Who?

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 more

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 more

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 more

You Can’t Have One Without The Other

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 more

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 more

They Know When You’ve Been Sleeping….

Welcome to . 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 more

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 and a presentation by L4bF0x (you can follow her on Twitter ).  I will be covering one principle a week. … Read more