Do you care about your online privacy?

  • No

  • Yes

  • Sometimes

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There is no online privacy, those trying to achieve such state are gentle ignorant dreamers...
The only thing you can do is to reduce your footprint to some extent, which means for example, avoid using your real name as much as possible.
 

askalan

Level 16
Verified
Malware Hunter
The drug dealers at the Darknet are anonymous, otherwise they would all be in prison. Ergo: Online security is very easy to reach, but you have to make compromises. I have done a tutorial for my browser configuration.
How-to Guide - [Tutorial] Browser configuration of askalan for Firefox
At the end of this tutorial, you'll know how to properly configure your Tor browser for everyday use and then after watching you've already done something for your privacy. It's a foundation to build on.

Before even internet, your datas were already collected by all the government administrations and other banks to make a profile of you.
We have prepaid bank cards in Germany. So you see, you can already do a lot for your privacy!
 

show-Zi

Level 19
Verified
When using free software or trial software, it is an impression that we disclose privacy in exchange with the right to use, so I do not mind that.
However. Sometimes encountered in smartphone game applications, asking for phone book data not related to games Because there is resistance to greedy information gathering, we will refuse as much as possible.
 

Electr0n

Level 4
Verified
When do you all think we started losing our online privacy ? Once the internet was invented or years later ?
Right after Facebook emerged. People give away their data spontaneously there. Just by checking an average joe's Facebook profile, you can get his fooding habits to his political preferences. Today people are making chaos about Cambridge analytica scam, but who asked them to put their everyday routine on facebook? You keep your doors wide open and think thieves aren't gonna come in? What were people thinking in the first place?
Now due to the ignorance of majority of people, privacy has become almost non-existent, of course you can't resist government surveillance without political procedures, but profile building by petty ad agencies out there? Now that's pathetic.
 

show-Zi

Level 19
Verified
Right after Facebook emerged. People give away their data spontaneously there. Just by checking an average joe's Facebook profile, you can get his fooding habits to his political preferences. Today people are making chaos about Cambridge analytica scam, but who asked them to put their everyday routine on facebook? You keep your doors wide open and think thieves aren't gonna come in? What were people thinking in the first place?
Now due to the ignorance of majority of people, privacy has become almost non-existent, of course you can't resist government surveillance without political procedures, but profile building by petty ad agencies out there? Now that's pathetic.
Oh, I can understand that. There may be one aspect that we were happily presenting out privacy to the pleasure of sending information to the world. Certainly there was no direction or compulsion by someone.