Gary on Privacy

I am going to write up some of my experiences with privacy and other practices for the modern world here. Here is a basic list of topics that you should have some sort of knowledge off. https://ist.mit.edu/security/tips  Some of this is specific to MIT students, like Sophos for protective software. I use the free software for virus and malware protection by Microsoft, Windows Defender for Windows 10 and Security Essentials for Windows 7

I will be updating this:

A smart thing to do with your email and passwords

I signed up for https://plusprivacy.com/ in April of 2018. It is the European Union’s free app to help you manage your privacy. I am going to see how this works with the Ghostery https://www.ghostery.com/ extension that I use.

For all of these items there are exceptions and over rides that people need to take. You will probably have to trust, that means over ride and exempt your financial and other institutions in the privacy software that you use.

There are many more knowledgeable people and organizations than me.  I will try and give a quick overview of what I take away from some of these more knowledgeable resources.

Number 1 https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection Agency https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

For Computer Professionals
One of my goto resources for over 20 years https://www.sei.cmu.edu/about/divisions/cert/index.cfm

https://epic.org/


+Privacy Whitelisting

A1) Goto Dashboard

on adblocking tab click the “filter settings” button
or
a2) click on the +P icon

If it it says adss blocked by this site. click it to say

x Ads not blocked by this site.

Ghostery WhiteListing

Browse to the site you want to Whitelist, click the Ghostery Icon, click trust site


+Privacy My Settings

Goto Dashboard
Ad blocking and Anti Tracking

I turned off Block Ads, some sites need advertising money.
I turned off Protect against Tracking, that’s what I use Ghostery for

At this time, I am using +Privacy to help me manage my social media settings.

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