Privacy Week Part 5

We’ve made it to the last part of our 5 part tip series for National Privacy Week! You should be feeling more knowledgeable by now about ways to improve your privacy and security online. Here are the final 3 tips you can implement to improve your level of privacy and protection online.

13: Protect your social security and phone numbers
Don’t just give out your social security number to anyone who asks for it. When paying for an item at the check-out you don’t have to give your phone number to the sales clerk. You wouldn’t give your number to the creepy guy at the bar, so why should this be any different?
14: Put a Google Alert on your name
Go to http://www.google.com/alerts to find out more.  It’s an easy way to find out what is being said about you on the internet.

15:  Always Sign Out
Remember to always “Sign Out” of services you are using when you are finished.  This is especially applicable when using the computers at Brookens Library!

We hope you’ve found these 15 tips helpful….go forth and take control of your privacy!

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