How to protect your privacy during the Trump adminstration

President Trump has recently taken office and online privacy will likely be changing. President Trump has frequently criticized Net Neutrality and Open Internet movements.

You can take steps to maximize your privacy. I know you probably don’t have anything to hide but do you really want any or all government agencies having access to your entire digital life? There have been some reports of US citizens being required to release their passwords to social media sites before re entering US borders.

Don’t Use The Fingerprint Scanner

Most of us have a smartphone that has a fingerprint scanner built in to unlock the phone for us.  This is one of the most insecure things you can have on your phone.  Use 6 digit passwords that are not easy to guess for the most privacy.

Disable Your Webcam and Mic

When you are not using them there is no need to have your Webcam or Mic as they could be used to spy on you easily.  Use a piece of tape or paper to cover up your cam and just unplug your microphone.

Use the TOR Browser

TOR is a browser that is built with privacy in mind.  Don’t login to your google account via your chrome browser either.  This creates an online database of all your activity. This is a bad idea if you are interested in your online privacy.

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I have high hopes for President Trump but I hope he changes his mind on internet privacy. Please feel free to leave your comment below and let us know what you think about this online privacy article or if you have some tips to share as well.

Beware Of Free WiFi

We are so used to being connected that a free wifi signal can be alluring. You are much safer if you just do not connect to any public wifi spots. You don’t want to install system updates or other software using these free connections as you could be installing carefully camouflaged malware.

Use A VPN

A VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. It allows you to access the web while making it look like you are located in a different location.  This is especially useful if you are censored by your location.

 

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