Protecting your privacy online

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  • Read them – they might spell out if they can be changed without notice.
  • Create a separate work account for social networking/social media tools – minimize personal data shared Remember that the true customer of Facebook are advertisers, Facebook’s product is your data.
  • Add intermediary step – “Edit Friends” between click friends and create a list.
  • Add intermediary step – “Edit Friends” between click friends and create a list.
  • When writing a status update/tweet, don’t announce that you are going on or are on vacation.
  • Any application developer
  • Linked to GPS/phones Twitter Facebook
  • Contact information as capital assets (bankrupted companies, aquired companies) Homeland Security National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (draft) Enhanced privacy protection
  • Protecting your privacy online

    1. 1. Protecting Your Privacy Online
    2. 2. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcdEojQrIpQ </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Do as I say, not as I do </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Lie </li></ul><ul><li>Secure connection (SSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Vanity search </li></ul><ul><li>Junk Account </li></ul><ul><li>Terms of Service </li></ul><ul><li>Billboards/T-Shirt </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Don’t use your banking password for anything else </li></ul><ul><li>Use strong passwords (min 8 characters, alpha-numeric, mixed case) </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Create a free email account for online registrations </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Don’t use your correct birth date </li></ul><ul><li>Make up your mother’s maiden name, elementary school name, favorite pet name, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;123 No Such Street, Nowhere, WI 01010&quot; </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>When filling out sensitive data on surveys, make sure that it is a secure connection (SSL) </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Put your name in quotes in the search engine. </li></ul>
    10. 10. http://123people.com
    11. 11. http://spokeo.com
    12. 13. <ul><li>Activity : Take a post-it and write on it the funniest thing that ever happened to you… last week, last month, last year or in your lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for instructions… </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Work account </li></ul><ul><li>Vacation status </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and followers </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-manage </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging photos </li></ul><ul><li>Kids’ names </li></ul><ul><li>Games, quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Location-sharing tools </li></ul>
    14. 16. <ul><li>Create separate work and personal accounts </li></ul>
    15. 17. <ul><li>You don’t need to accept every “friend” request </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>Create Lists of Friends and Pages </li></ul>
    17. 21. <ul><li>Most FB users accept the defaults </li></ul>
    18. 24. <ul><li>Use the friends list to personalize your privacy settings </li></ul>
    19. 26. Open Book: http://youropenbook.org/ (warning: potentially offensive language)
    20. 27. <ul><li>Photo releases </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid identifiable photos </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t tag in Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Use initials for ID </li></ul>
    21. 28. <ul><li>Most ask for access to your personal information </li></ul>
    22. 29. <ul><ul><li>http://apps.facebook.com/aclunc_privacy_quiz/ </li></ul></ul>
    23. 31. <ul><li>Weird status messages = potential virus </li></ul><ul><li>If it sounds too good to be true… </li></ul>
    24. 32. http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety
    25. 33. http://foursquare.com
    26. 34. Who owns your contact information? Are they company assets? National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (draft)
    27. 35. <ul><li>Electronic Frontier Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eff.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://lifehacker.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal Trade Commission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.onguardonline.gov/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Snopes Scam Checker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://snopes.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    28. 36. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation available on SlideShare.net: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/mimmendorf </li></ul>

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