It is clear that the vast majority of people are using the Internet and their digital tools and devices without really knowing the full consequences. In a piece I wrote over the Summer entitled Internet Privacy, I categorized the different profiles with regard to their internet usage and concerns about privacy (see below).
Whichever profile might fit you, the other hard reality is that we all need to keep on top of and/or improve our knowledge of the privacy issues and the options that are available to us.
Setting up Internet Privacy
If you are someone who is concerned about your privacy, have you ever wondered how can you search safely online and browse privately? Do you have any idea how much your Internet privacy is worth? And, more practically speaking, what services should you use and what budget you would need? These are the questions that I wanted to address in this post. Pretty much everyone is aware that our data is being used and shared. Certainly, if you opened an account on Ashley Madison, you are more than painfully aware. But, we tend to fall into different camps as to what we are prepared to do about it. To be sure, no matter the protective services and devices one uses, nothing can totally protect us from our own stupidity, errors in judgment or a porous inner circle. We can be giving away our data without thinking about it while shopping (i.e. with a loyalty or club card) or when logging onto a wifi network.