10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

If you can read this, it means that you’re on the internet. You are one of the millions (or possibly billions) of internet users who are browsing the World Wide Web at this very moment–and that means you should be concerned about online privacy.

With a population that high, it seems unlikely that anyone can still maintain their privacy. Everyone can find out anything about anyone in just a few minutes. And if you’re not careful, the people you are arguing with on an internet forum can learn your full name, where you live, how much money you make, and your employment history even before you are through talking with them.

Online privacy is often taken for granted. People think that just because they are behind their computers that others don’t—or can’t—know who they are. The great thing about the internet is also the worst thing about it: information is easily accessible online. We can learn a lot from it and use it to our advantage. If people want to know things about you and use what they found out to hurt you, they can.

You can protect your online privacy. It only takes a few more steps, but it’s possible to stay private and enjoy the internet at the same time. Check out the infographic below to learn more about how to do that.

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