Your life on the internet is in danger everyday, it is important to protect yourself from having your personal information stolen.
|Scooped by Evan Cole|
Watch what you reveal on the internet, it may come back to haunt you!
The very first lesson I have been taught when using the internet was from my dad. He taught me to not talk to strangers. I have always thought the person on the other side is always friendly and helpful, so I never really understood the danger of talking to strangers. Flash-forward twelve years. Protecting your personal information is a huge topic in the internet community. People, especially children, are constantly posting information about their everyday lives on social media; companies are taking these information and trading/selling them off to a $300 billion market of personal data from 500 million people worldwide. CISPA protects our country from foreign cyberattacks, but doesn't protect your privacy. There are tons of tips on how to protect your personal information.
Ever since my dad told me to not talk to strangers, I've been more aware of my activities on the internet. It is very important for me to protect myself, my family and my friends from being exposed through my personal information. I am constantly learning and finding ways to protect myself. This research gave me a broader view of the data market and how important these data are for companies; it also convinced me to actually read privacy policies, rather than skipping them. I hope those of you that read this Scoop are now fully aware of how important your personal information is to you and to companies.