Log off all social media accounts completely because of the data scandals?
Or is there another solution?
I’ll show you how to become (almost) invisible on the net.
Instead of own accounts on Facebook & amp; Co. forever, you can greatly improve your privacy on the Internet with some rules.
The year 2018 was full of data scandals with extremely large data leaks. This started with the disclosure of the Facebook data scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica in the spring. It then continued with the Marriott Leak, in which half a billion customer data were captured in December 2018. Since then, the social networkers are in turmoil. Many want to turn their backs on Facebook and Co.
Do you have to give up your networks completely?
For people without job-related needs, to present themselves in networks that may be a solution. Most of us, however, are on Facebook, Instagram & amp; Co. instructed.
I show you a useful alternative:
You have to be as good as invisible on the internet. Then it is not necessary to dissolve all his accounts on the major social media platforms.
1. Surf the internet in invisible mode.
You have this setting option in virtually all popular Internet browsers. In Google’s Chrome browser, right-click on the browser icon in the system tray. There you choose then: “new incognito window” select.
As soon as you surf invisibly, you do not create a surf history in the browser. Also no surf data like cookie files or temporary internet files are stored. This mode also prevents visited web pages from reading your browser data. This protects your privacy much better.
2. Prohibit session cookies.
Service operators such as web mailers require that the browser can set a so-called session cookie when logging in. In order to allow this, but in any case to divulge as little data as possible, you can ban the storage of third-party cookies in the browser. They are usually required by online advertising providers to track your browsing behavior.
3. Change Facebook’s basic settings.
If you are using Facebook for personal rather than professional purposes, you should set the default setting for posts from “public” to “friends.” You can not show strangers their own posts when selecting the profile by setting in the “Public posts” settings that only friends can subscribe and not all members.
This is just a small selection to make your activities on the Internet safer. There are certainly other options, but hereby you are already on the right path to increase your privacy considerably.