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FC: How to Limit Data Collection

1: Don't click on every advertisement you see. Just because the ad looks really inviting and pretty, don't click on it. Every time you click on an ad, your actions are being sent and tracked, then you are targeted for more specific elements; limiting your search results

2: Make sure you have an antivirus and spyware program that will scan and protect your computer from damaging programs. This will keep your data secure and safe.

3: Make sure you read website privacy policies before you click "I accept" or "I agree." Don't use websites that will share your information with other sites.

4: Use applications that block pop-up ads. Many times, these ads will cause you to click on the ad accidentally which can be harmful. Also, these ads leave traces of information on your computer which can be tracked by companies; called cookies.

5: Unsubscribe from websites or lists that you do not use often. Sometimes, these companies may be bought out and sell your information. Don't leave too much information around; it will limit chances of tracking your actions.

6: The more people who have access to your information, the less safe you will be. | Avoid ads that appear too good to be true. The idea that if it seems too good to be real, it probably is. When you sign up for seemingly awesome deals, those companies may sell your information to other companies.

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Sharanda Payseur
  • By: Sharanda P.
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: How to Limit Data Collection
  • A resource explaining how to keep companies from collecting too much data from your online activities.
  • Tags: data, digital citizen, tracking, targeting, computer literacy
  • Published: almost 4 years ago

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