Friday, June 08, 2018

Should you change all your default privacy settings now?

Here is Geoffrey A Fowler’s moral lecture “Hands off mydata: 15 default privacy settings you should change right now”, in the Washington Post.  A Facebook friend shared this piece early Friday, and said he accepted he has no privacy online.
Facebook is the worst offender, but even Microsoft and Apple have their sins.
For most of us, this sounds like paranoia.  But it really depends on how exposed you are to meddling by others, in your personal living situation and employment.
It also depends on whether you are in a circumstance where people connected to you can be affected – especially if your online reputation matters in the workplace because you sell somebody else’s ideas.
We all depend on surveillance capitalism.

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