As of recent many celebrities have become victims of their personal and most private moment, getting shared with the entire world and going viral from days to come. Working Moms and taking the liberty to consult with our experts and provide you with the very best way to protect your personal and private photos and data in your mobile devices.
#1. Stop sharing your phone location with every app on every website. By sharing your locations on these apps and websites, you are sharing location with the rest of the world. When you are not using your GPS to get directions, Go to the settings page on your phone and TURN OFF your location. In order to protect the for privacy and safety for and your family. Your phone location when shared links your digital self to the rest of the world. It is also important to be aware that every time you take a photo, the photo has a GPS metadata that has registered the exact location where that photo was taken therefore capturing your exact location on a digital map.
Steps to Take:
- Turn Off Locations
- Turn Off Photo Location
- Use better judgement when approving location sharing to random Apps and websites
- Download Apps on Androids and iOS that strips GPS data from photos before sharing the photos on Social Media: deGeo on iOS or Pixelgarde on Android
- Delete browser cookies regularly
- Always log completely out of your social networks when not in use, especially when on public work stations, servers, and networks
Risk you are Avoiding:
- Strangers can track where you are and find you
- By not logging off, popular social media websites can track your external activities, like where you shop, what websites you frequent, and context of email you send.
- This information is captured through ‘cookies’ thereby selling your personal web traffic behavior to 3rd party marketing and advertising agency.
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#2 When using a public computer, this is the easiest way that an intruder can log into your private information and get access to personal files. This is why it is important to secure which mode which you are browsing the computer in.
Steps to Follow
On public computer, ALWAYS browse on private mode
#3 Love free Wi-Fi? So do we, but everything comes with a price. Every single time you login and access external “Free Wi-Fi” you are basically giving the vendors access to your personal data. For examples: Customer reward cards offer discounts on some purchases seasonally. However, every single time you make a purchase, this information is saved and registered on internal database, this information is thereby sold to a 3rd party, who will use this information to target ads specifically to each individual.
Steps to Follow
- Do not log on to Free Wi-Fi networks, if you do not want your buying behavior captured and sold to a 3rd party.
- Opt out of retailers using your personal buying behavior data by using Ghotery.com , Do-Not-TrackMe
- You can find companies tracking
- You can block trackers
- Learn how they track
- Consider Wifi Jamming device is able to block all mobile internet users in 40 meters (130 feet) radius! That device will block all 4G connections, no matter which provider it is.
- Wifi Jamming device can be installed inside the offices, houses or any other large buildings to organize wireless safety
- Connecting to wireless networks devices are sending information in packages with access codes to external servers and databases. Internet intruders also known as hackers can trace and intercept these information packages and access security passwords and your network can be breached.
- Frequently those executive’s tablets or personal notebooks that are not properly configured. They will play as “rogues” giving hackers a chance to hack a network and spread malicious software there.
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#4 Avoid giving your phone number and email address to companies when possible. It is important to note, that many retailers are using hashed phone number and hashed emails to track and find potential customers matching users to sales databases.
Steps to Follow:
- Create a Spam email inbox, that you do not intend on using for personal and private matters.
- Use alternate phone number aside from the phone number used logging into your social media network sites.
#5 If something can be seen on the internet it can be captured and saved through, drag and drop on Apple computers, Right click save on may PCs, and screen grab on both desktop computers, laptops, and smart phones.
Steps to Follow:
- If you do not want this picture to ever resurface, do not send it, take the photo or post it.
- NO Social media network is able to protect your photographs no matter the levels of security. So keep your personal and private information to yourself, and refrain from hitting the send button.
Snapchat promise information on exist for limited amount of seconds, but these images are stored at an undisclosed servers and the uncertainties still exist. Use precaution and great judgement.
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By: Denise Williams
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