Online Privacy Tips really paranoid
The debate about privacy in the age of modern technology renewal in early 2016 after Apple refused a federal court order to help the FBI to unlock iPhone one of the perpetrators of violence and shooting. The concept of the necessary trade-offs between privacy and security, certainly after the Snowden leaks, it stays in the spirit of the Times. This prompted us to look at ways that you are eager reader, can fortify your privacy online. Granted these tips won’t help you if you break the law. However, here are some ways to keep some degree of privacy by preventing former employers, advertisers, identity thieves, and yes, even the Government easy access to your personal information.
To delete your information from the internet “white pages”
Internet “white pages” include sites like Pipl, Spokeo, Peoplesmart and MyLife. These are virtual warehouses of information about individuals. These sites collect information from public sources available such as social media accounts, property records, voters, etc. And stock them in one place. Sites and then charge users a fee to access the full list of information about someone. These sites have a list of relatives, email addresses, social media accounts (with pictures), old tweets, and former places of residence. Fortunately, there are ways to “opt out” and remove your information. The deletion process is different for each site, but the method is usually only a Google search.
Reduce the exposure of social media
The appeal of social media difficult to resist. After all, without Facebook, how else can you compare yourself to your new husband and high school boyfriend? Do you know the person who dumped you, captain of the football team? However, we recommend that you minimize your social media presence if you really want to remain anonymous online. Do you really need a Google Plus account? It’s just one thing for potential employers to be Match.com back to use to reveal information about you without your permission. If owning a Facebook account important to you, then use some of the privacy filters to make sure that not just anyone can see the Old Dogs club party photos. That one special image…
Create “articles” email address
Create a email address that does not contain your name or any identifying characteristics. Something like “CaptainKirksToupee” in Yahoo is a good choice only if you happen to be William Shatner. Use this email address when you log in to different sites. This way, if someone hacks your main email account, then they can’t get to your passwords on all your other accounts—Amazon, eBay, etc.—By clicking on the “Forgot Password” button. There are sites like Guerrilla Mail which has been specially designed to help users create temporary email accounts.
Use the Tor Browser
No, Tor is not strange rip-off of everyone’s favorite Marvel Comics Norse god. It is a unique browser helps you maintain your anonymity from advertisers and anyone else you might track your search history with your IP address. Simply, Tor achieves this by encrypting your traffic as it travels across its servers. The trade-off is that Tor can make internet browsing experience slow. There is no compelling reason to use Tor Mr. Joe Average is only interested in re-writing Wikipedia articles on the Golden Girls. But, if you’re supremely paranoid then strap on your tin foil helmet the shoe Tor.
Diversify your passwords
Do not use the name of the cocker spaniel lucky every e-mail and social media, and retail site that you use. The pitfalls of that are obvious. If anyone knows your password, then he or she can access all of your accounts. There are websites that can create random passwords or you can turn on two-step verification (available through Google, Twitter, and many other major sites). After different for each site may make it difficult to remember. Then again, maybe you yourself if you really need to account for half of these sites. How often do you really read the articles on the laziness lovers month?
Live smash it
If the above tips aren’t extreme enough for you, fear not. No one can violate the privacy of your internet if you reject modern technology completely. Live “off the grid” in a cabin in rural Montana. You can use the original bitcoin—the skin of the beaver—in exchange for goods and services at the local level the bait shop. Surely you can’t torrent Deadpool, but you have to be too worried about rickets into care. If you need physical cash, then print your own or take advantage of the bubble really didn’t implement: meth production. Please note: we seriously just kidding about the drugs. Drugs are bad.
Move to Eritrea
Will the temptation to watch Broad City on Hulu still be very large in Montana? Then become expatriates in Eritrea! Why? Because this African country connected country in the world. Only .91% of approximatively 6.5 million people have access to the internet. Yes, we will live in a brutal dictatorship, but who needs human rights anyway? Think of it as North Korea without the gloomy winter. In addition to a few of the people who use the internet there will be far too busy to worry about government thugs to bother stalking on Facebook.