As you work on your computer and browse the Internet, you leave behind traces of this activity. Check out the twelve tips presented below to learn how to protect your privacy online.
Do not reveal personal information inadvertently.
Turn on cookie notices in your Web browser, and/or use cookie management software.
Keep a “clean” e-mail address.
Don’t reveal personal details to strangers or just-met “friends”.
Realize you may be monitored at work, avoid sending highly personal e-mail to mailing lists, and keep sensitive files on your home computer.
Beware sites that offer some sort of reward or prize in exchange for your contact information or other personal details.
Do not reply to spammers, for any reason.
Be conscious of Web security.
Be conscious of home computer security.
Examine privacy policies and seals.
Remember that YOU decide what information about yourself to reveal, when, why, and to whom.