Enter a new bill by Senator John Rockefeller IV called “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2013.” It would require the F.T.C. to develop rules to prohibit online services from amassing personal details about users who had opted out of such tracking.
Some of the ad networks set up a place where you can opt out, but personally I don’t feel they go far enough. That’s why I created these privacy worksheets.
In these worksheets, we’ll go into how to browse anonymously, how to keep websites from tracking you, how to stay private on LinkedIn, how to stay private on Twitter, and how to stay private with your email as well.
Since the US energy grid plans were just hacked by the People’s Liberation Army of China, we have to remind ourselves that our online privacy is becoming more and more important. If another country can turn our energy grid on and off at will, that’s a huge security risk.
Unfortunately my worksheets can’t keep this from happening, but on a personal level, these can help keep your information out of the hands of unscrupulous data miners and advertisers. Take just a few of the steps I outline here, and you’ll have made yourself a lot safer from people who could try to manipulate you or even impersonate you online.
We go into detail about how to remain private on LinkedIn, on Twitter, and on web browsers. We also address Facebook, Gmail and Google+.
This excerpt from my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, will help you stay private online.