How Has The Internet Affected Your Privacy

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September 26, 2013
How Has The Internet Affected Your Privacy? After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the government took a big step forward in trying to protect the American people. Today, 12 years later, the government continues to protect the American people online in ways that are questioned daily. The questions remain, does the government really need to be watching us online? What privacy do we have while using our computers? Imagine shopping at your favorite store, you go in and look around and notice a stranger following you around at a distance. You look back and he is writing something down while you check out. People have the same vision of someone watching them online. They envision that the government is
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They don’t think that a government agency should be keeping information files about internet users. Now that we have learned some of what the government is doing online to protect us from the evil in the world today and also what they are doing to protect themselves, we need to learn how we can protect ourselves from the big brother in a sense. There are many tools out there to protect yourself while you are browsing the web. Passwords and security of passwords are some of the most common helps out there. Did you know that you shouldn’t tell everyone what you are doing on your social media profiles? Don’t tweet or post if you are going out of town, that could be an easy target for a hacker. Instead post on your profile once you get back home from a family vacation or trip. Another tip could be to make sure that you protect your computer and browser. Make sure your anti-virus is up to date as well as make sure that your internet browser of choice is the current up to date version with all of the security pitches. With all of the uncertainty in the world today, it makes sense that our government wants to make sure that we are protected. No matter what someone may be looking for, they can most likely find it on the internet in some form or another. It is amazing how easy it is to get information on materials that may cause great harm to another.
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