Protecting your privacy

"Most Americans today spend many of their waking hours online. In fact, we’re up to spending an average of five hours per day just on our mobiles. Much of this time is spent browsing the web or checking in, updating and sharing via our favourite social networks. There’s just one problem: unless you have your privacy controls locked down, the chances are you could be sharing way more personal data with third parties than you’re comfortable with.

That information could then be used to serve you up relevant ads; it could help government snoopers investigate cases; it could be used to screen you ahead of job interviews; to compile credit scores; and even to help political candidates influence your voting behavior. Most dangerous of all, it could be harvested by hackers to commit identity fraud."

Read the rest of the article on Trend Micro's blog.

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