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Internet Privacy and You

“President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers.” — NPR.

 

Here is some information that you can use to understand what this will mean for your personal information on the web.

PBS — “Before you lament the end of your internet privacy, read this”, March 31st, 2017

ACLU on Internet Privacy

WBUR — “Internet Privacy and You”, March 29th, 2017

NPR — “As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective”, March 28th, 2017

 

How To Protect Your Privacy (from NPR.org)

Jules Polonetsky, privacy expert and CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, offers some suggestions, though he says they won’t deliver absolute privacy.

  • Use a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Look for emails from your Internet service provider allowing you to opt out of ad-targeting programs.
  • Turn on your browser’s do-not-track feature.
  • Clear or reset the ad ID on your smartphone.
  • Turn off location-based ads on your iPhone.

 

Sam Simas

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