S: Tips for Minimizing Data Collection
FC: PORTFOLIO | Tips for Minimizing Data Collection
1: This book was written to help you identify ways to avoid company tracking through the digital world. Use this book to your advantage.
2: Tip #1: Avoid "too good to be true offers". If an ad or offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Investigate and avoid making hasty decisions.
3: Tip #2: Analyze computer applications that block pop-up ads. The tip speaks for itself. Pop-up advertisements can potentially harm your computer, so be sure you block them.
4: Tip #3: Make sure you have anti-virus software Anti-virus software vaccinates your computer for computer-harming viruses.
5: Tip #4: Don't provide email addresses to mailing lists unless you need to do so Be sure you don't distribute your email unless it is absolutely necessary.
6: Tip #5: Unsubscribe from anything you do not use regularly If you follow this tip, then the chance of a company tracking you is smaller.
7: Tip #6: Disable Internet “cookies,” so that companies cannot put tracking devices on your computer If you do this, then your information online will not be collected and stored on your computer.
8: Tip #7: Examine sites’ privacy policies before you reveal any information on the site. Examine the privacy policies, and avoid using websites that share your information with other companies.
9: Tip #8: Limit the number of times you click on an advertisement, no matter what they are for. If you click on an ad too many times, then the company can store your information and alter you online experience
10: Citations 1. Starwars computer, June 18, 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/83346641@N00/5845280258 2. Bargain, June 30, 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/60364452@N00/2625230250 3. Girl on computer, May 8, 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/38174668@N05/5843671482 4. Computer virus, March 24, 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/89092947@N00/117068850 5. Spam, February 10, 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8606620@N07/2255499619
11: Citations (continued) 6. Regular, November 3, 2007 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7941832@N06/2091640491 7. Cookies, August 14, 2007 http://www.flickr.com/photos/47183913@N00/1117398599 8. Online privacy, Decamber 13, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/95492938@N00/4180172507 9. Online advertising, April 1, 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25965014@N00/5579829347 10. Man with computer, July, 6, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/14014660@N03/3696386615