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

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