Lots of information about our lives is stored in the form of digital information and is vulnerable to being accessed and shared by people who don't have permission to access it. Some of this permissionless access is inadvertent while other access is intentional and malicious. As our digital footprints have expanded and our use of technology grows, it becomes increasingly important to learn how to protect our personal information. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize our risks and to maximize our security in the digital realm.
Here are some tips:
1. Minimize the amount of information you share and have stored online
2. Make sure that you have strong passwords
3. Don't click on links in texts or emails that come from "weird domains"
4. Change your privacy settings
5. Download security updates
6. Use encrypted apps for messaging
Source: Wamsley, L. (2020, October 13). Your technology Is tracking you. Take these steps for better online privacy. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2020/10/09/922262686/your-technology-is-tracking-you-take-these-steps-for-better-online-privacy