"For every lock, there is someone out there trying to pick it or break in." - David Bernstein, President at the Bernstein Agency
Today's post shows you a simple way to see how well your browser is protecting you while you are online.
As we know from previous blog posts, (here and here) we know that when you search the internet your web browser tracks and stores all of that information to sell to advertisers, marketers, and who knows who else. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is attempting to help you fix that. This site by the EFF is called Panopticlick (Click here to go there!).
Panopticlick, "will analyze how well your browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking techniques. We’ll also see if your system is uniquely configured—and thus identifiable—even if you are using privacy-protective software." After collecting this data Panopticlick and the EFF will show you how to change all of your settings so you are protected online.
This is an extremely simple way for a personal cyberseurcity check up that will take you less than a minute, all it takes it one click.
Let us know some surprising information you found in the comments section below!
As always, thank you for joining us today! Please be sure to come back Wednesday at 6:00pm EST for another practical strategy to take back your privacy.
Ghostery is a free iPhone app that is a comprehensive privacy browser. Ghostery will block all third-party trackers and will keep all of your data safe and out of website's hands. When in use, Ghostery will list all of the sites and third-party applications that have attempted to track you. Ghostery will help you protect yourself while browsing the web on your iPhone.
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