At CyberGhost, we fight for people’s right to privacy and freedom, and encourage everyone to do all they can to defend and fight for these rights. Although there are so many changes happening today, including laws passed by governments that limit online privacy, making sure no one is spying on your online activity is still possible.
It simply requires learning a few tricks. I’m sure you’ve read or heard about various cyber-attacks, leaks and data breaches.
If you’re truly concerned about digital security, you’ll want to stay away from snoopers and safeguard all your digital data including personal information. And because you should do as you would be done by, it’s best that you protect your loved ones’ online privacy as well.
We already offered you some useful advice about how to make sure kids stay safe online, but here are some apparently “harmless” situations in which you might reveal information about your family and friends without even knowing.
1. Linking your Facebook profile to other websites
This is a common option for many websites, sometimes added as a little trap. When you want to find out more information, a pop-up will show up, asking you to “Log in with Facebook” or with your Google account. Now, you may think it’s convenient and that you save time, but by agreeing to do this, you basically allow that website to see all your social media information. And that covers data and pictures (including tagged photos) of your friends and family, maybe even their e-mail addresses.