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2024 Online Privacy Guide: A Dozen Things You Must Do To Protect Your Private Life, Darling
We Talked Internet Privacy and Safety With Our Leading Cybersecurity Expert
We chatted about Alexa, Facebook, Apple, and Android apps on our smartphones and how they are listening, following, and frankly, getting to know way too much about all of us. Listen to the Thriving With Technology Podcast and you will hear our expert talk about how he thinks the idea of using Alexa is "hysterical" and wondering who would ever risk their privacy in such an outright way . . .
Bryan Neumeister, head of USA Forensic, helps law enforcement, government agencies and the legal system. He reveals just how much he can access - from erased information on cell phones to laptops to wired/wireless devices. Things like your bank accounts, exactly where you've been, the passwords to all your accounts, every photo you've ever taken (when and where!) and so much more!
The TOP 20 Internet and Online Privacy Tips
If you're seeking privacy with your technology, listen to the wealth of information in the podcast at the end of this guide--But First--
Protect Yourself From Facial Recognition and Camera Hacks
- Block and cover your computer camera and selfie camera. Prevent cameras on computers and phones from watching you when you don't want them to! There are Computer Camera Covers and Smartphone Camera Covers
Avoid public charging stations. Always use your own USB charging port and cord like this one. The FBI warns that public charging stations can put spyware and malware on your device.
Bad actors can install firmware in those charging ports. This firmware can install spyware on your device that can do things like record everything you type to download your data or add malware that can wreak havoc on your devices according to the FBI.
- And unfortunately, there are also cords and cables available on "Spy" and "Detective" sites that look like standard charging cables but also have spyware capability. It's best to use your own cords and your own USB charging cube or USB charging port.
Be mindful of "Smart Devices" that are always listening...
...Or in the case of your Roomba vacuum cleaner watching and recording your floor plan!
From Amazon Alexa to Smart Toys, our connected devices are always on. And now we've confirmed, something we learned way back when Hello Barbie was introduced, that it's not always just AI (artificial intelligence) that's hearing your every word. Buzz Feed released a story of how Amazon employees (thousands of people) listen to Alexa--listen to YOU. Just like Barbie, they use the recordings of your conversations, not just your commands, but the conversations in your home to help the "robots" learn speech and to help Alexa better respond to commands.
Erase Your Data From ROOMBA
- Log in to Amazon and Apple to erase your data.
- Log in to irobot.com to opt out of having your floor plan stored on their "Clean Map" from Roomba.
- RESET by holding down all three "cleaning buttons" at once for 15 seconds, when you'll hear tone.
Can I Delete Info That's Been Collected?
Yes! iRobot claims it will delete any data that has been collected upon request, but you have to contact the company directly for that. For assistance with that—or any of the options above—contact the company’s customer support site.
AI is really not so "artificial"
When you use Siri, Apple HomePod, Google Home, or Alexa your utterances are RECORDED. That's the key!
AMAZON ALEXA: Go To Privacy Settings on the Amazon Echo App and opt out of Amazon using your voice recordings.
Note: Even if they are not "used" utterances are most likely still recorded.
- Turn Siri Off. Open Settings > Siri & Search, then slide the 'Listen for “Hey Siri” and "Press Home or Side Button for Siri" switches to “off”.
- Turn Off Siri Suggestions. That way the stuff you search with your iPhone is not retained by Apple either.
- Delete saved recordings and dictations. Click on "Siri & Dictation History" and then delete.
- Turn Off Dictation. Open Settings > General > Keyboard then slide the "Enable Dictation" switch to “off”.
There you have it! Now you are safe from Siri and any saved recordings.
We love these camera covers to ensure
no one is creeping through our front camera!
Check Your Cellphone Settings for Other Privacy Issues
Limit Location Sharing
- Visit Privacy and then Location - scroll down past all the Apps you can choose to toggle on and at the bottom, you’ll see System Services. Click and scroll to Significant Locations
- Next you’ll enter your password or open your phone with FaceID.
- Then get ready for it: You’ll see a list locations you've been to with your phone in hand.
There could be 10 (or more than hundreds!) of saved locations.
- Tap on a place and it will open a page with more specifics, with a map that shows where the phone tracked your whereabouts.
- You can easily clear them by tapping the Clear All button. BUT if you shared your location with ANY other App- from Facebook to Amazon, THEY can see ALL the places you’ve been and even where you are right now😳
We recommend never giving Google any of your information.
COMPLETELY BLOCK YOUR LOCATION
Turning off "Location" completely is the SO much safer, but putting your phone in a Faraday bag is the BEST privacy option. That's because your location can be tracked by many of the new"tools" that are built into smartphones. Things like accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes do things like track various phone movements: how fast, how it rotates, if it's vertical or horizontal. Savvy App developers can now use these sensors to track as well.
And then there's GPS...
So, if your phone is with you (is it ever not??) you may want to consider Faraday bag to prevent your cell phone provider, apps or any nasty tracker from knowing your location and intercepting data. A quality Faraday bag stops radio frequency signals and wireless signals from powering your device and your phone's GPS from making contact with GPS satellites.
See our Entire Faraday Bag Collection!
Review All APP Permissions With Every Update
- Location - which includes with many Apps, Precise Location.
- Camera - Make sure only Apps that Need To Use Your Camera Use Them ONLY when you're using the App
- Photos - Only allow Selected photos for an App that actually needs them
- Microphone - Some Apps that don't even really need the microphone on even ask for Permission!
- Background App Refresh - This is one that get automatically turned on a lot. It's a privacy issue because it allows Apps to "run" or be "On" with all the permissions you've given them, even when you're not using them!
Hide Your IP Address And Your Location ONLINE
Be Particularly Careful With Passwords
- Use solid passwords and change them often - every 90 days at least! Cyber experts now recommend that they be no shorter than 17 characters and paraphrases or sentences are best.
- "Password1234" isn't a great password! Same goes for your birthday, kids' birthdays, pet names or your address. Those are so easily guessed and make sure that each site you visit gets a different password. It's a lot to remember, yes. We think writing them down and keeping them in a safe place is better than only one password for everything or using password savers online. But those password storage services or generators are are much better than using the same password over and over again!
Password Validation or Security Challenges - ahh those need special attention... one wrong move here and everyone knows all your answers. Our Password Guide favors a little dishonesty when it comes to this information.
Use an Encrypted Messaging Service And Email Platform
We think these cute Password Books are a great idea!
Log Out and Sign Off
Be stealthy and mysterious. It's so much more interesting darling!
Protect Your Stuff
Keep Google Off Your Computer and Smartphone
- Try a more private Search engine, one that even lets you browse
anonymously perhaps? We love love Startpage. You can add it to your phone's home screen to make it super easy to access private searching.
- If you care about privacy: Keep Google off your phone! Other Excellent Privacy ideas here
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For more details and more online privacy information, listen to the full podcast of our discussion with Bryan here. And we have the fun and interesting transcript posted along with it too!
References: Facebook Bug