Effective Online Privacy

2006 Editors- Trey & Jordan
2007 Editors- Tayler, Sara Ann, Betsy, and Kaitlyn

Being Private on the Web.
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If you think your are 100% safe when you're online, you are wrong. Even though you may not give out information about yourself, somebody or a web site may already have it. The most popular website for hackers to use to violate your privacy is peoplefinders.com. People will display the head of the household's name, phone number, address, and age. Also when using people finders it will display related names such as spouses and parents of the searched person. To find out about your rights go to www.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission will show what actions you can take to be 100% safe.It will also show what legal actions can be taken if you are being stalked or your computer is being hacked. Below are a few tips to help you be more private on the web.

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No one wants to wear one of these...
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So use the tips below.

COMPUTER PRIVACY CHECK LIST

  • You always need to use a password to protect your personal information.
  • Don't leave your computer unattended in public.
  • Be cautious about what information you share with people in chat rooms.
  • Do not reply to spam.
  • Do not be fooled by email offers that sound too good to be true.
  • Run anti-virus software, and keep it updated.
  • Install and activate firewall software.
  • Don't click pop-up ads.
  • Install and activate antispyware.
  • Don't reveal personal details to strangers or just-met "friends."
  • Whenever you buy things on the computer always use just one credit card number so no one can get all of your money.

People all around the world think this! Here is a slide show of some more safety tips
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Video on Computer Privacy:



This video is about how people can get your information and what you did the last time you were on the computer. This video also gives you hints about how to not leave personal information on the computer so someone else can't get it.

Tips on using a public computer

  • Don't save login information
  • Don't leave the computer unattended with personal information on the screen
  • Erase your tracks
  • Watch for over the shoulder-snoops
  • Don't enter sensitive information into a public computer