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– Editor’s note:
Have you updated your data privacy settings yet?
Read this and you will want to do so immediately!
– “15 default privacy settings you should change right now”
“On the internet, the devil’s in the defaults.
“You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.
“They tout we’re “in control” of our personal data, but know most of us won’t change the settings that let them grab it like cash in a game show wind machine. Call it the Rule of Defaults: 95 percent of people are too busy, or too confused, to change a darn thing.
“Give me 15 minutes, and I can help you join the 5 percent who are actually in control. I dug through the privacy settings for the five biggest consumer tech companies and picked a few of the most egregious defaults you should consider changing. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple offer links that allow you to tap, click and toggle your settings, by the Washington Post.
– “Hands off my data! 15 more default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more”
By Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Washington Post / WP Bloomberg.
– “The Mind Control Tactics Used Within Facebook”
– “Facebook tracks a scary number of details about you — here’s how to find out everything it knows”
By Julie Bort, Business insider, March 21, 2018