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1: Since the beginning of the Internet | Technology has always been an issue ever since the Internet has started to be public. We have been running into issues with keeping hackers away from private information. | Since there is more social networks and mobile apps privacy has become a bigger issue. (Cooney, Michael). Some apps could have the potential of taking private information. Also you have to be careful with the website you by products off with your credit card. | Most of the time you do not want to use public computers. Public computers can contain viruses or keylogers. | Keylogers are something that catches the passwords you type in on websites, so the hacker can use your account.

2: A lot of people can be effected by this issues. Some things that can happen are identity theft or getting your credit card number stolen. Some other things that can go wrong are with your cell phone. You never know if your smart phone is being tracked by the GPS. Your cell phone provided could be collecting information with out you knowing. For example Microsoft was getting sued because of not following privacy rules with there customers who have the window 7 phone. They can know the exact location of where the device is located. (Microsoft)

3: Some other company's have also been accused of having tracking software in their phones (Microsoft). These company's are Apple and Goggle (Microsoft). Also technology privacy issues also increased when smart phones came out. The way we surf the web and put a lot of our personal information on our smart phones can be a great source for a hacker or an identity thief. Today we are actually thinking about using our phones as a virtual wallet. (Brankin) But people have big concerns of people steeling other peoples money from their phones virtually. (Brankin)

4: There are many ways to fix or prevent technology privacy. If we could use these solutions then we wouldn't have to worry about our information. Some ways that we are working on protecting our privacy is by using facial recognition technology (Cooney). Facial Recognition is when your computer recognizes your face and you can log into any of your accounts. If the new windows 8 OP (operating system) had the facial recognition then we wouldnt have to worry about security anymore (Cooney). Some other solutions that people today are making is with the privacy of Facebook.

5: Most people find Facebook as not very private or secure. Some people even said that they were gonna leave Facebook because of its lack of privacy settings and security. Well now Facebook has cleaned up their act and made the privacy settings more user friendly. They moved the privacy settings from the settings page and made them easier to use (Facebooks). Also Facebook is advancing their photo tagging. The made photo tagging so you can put who you want to see the photo (Facebooks). this will make it much more private then having everyone see it. All of your profile information can be sorted out to who you want to see it. (Facebook)

6: Facebooks company said that it knows it made mistakes but it has fixed and wants to keep its 400 million users happy (10 Reasons). Apples iPhone is showing where peoples location is collecting this information with out the user knowing. But Apples software and technology vice president Guy Tribble has announced news saying he has fixed the bugs that are making the phone collect this information (Smith, Josh). This is defiantly something they needed to fix or they could have got a bunch of complaints. Or even worse someone could have sued for breaking privacy and security.

7: Also when surfing the web and signing up for accounts you always want to pay attention to the privacy settings and options ("CDT's). This will protect make your security much higher. And you should always look for options that allow you to back out of settings that share your info or send you emails (CDT's). 8

8: Also some companies took it even farther with putting the option of letting you have an option to have your info shared. This is much better because then you cant forget to unchecked having your info shared (CDT's). If you should have a work email you should always have a separate email account from your work. This will help you keep privacy and security. Some of your work email accounts could be watched by your boss or the company (CDT's). Another tip is to always tell your kids to never put their personal information on the Internet (CTD"S). This will defiantly help you and your kids from identity theft. Also it will help with keeping your security on your privacy for sure. This next tip is very important to your privacy. when ever you sign up for a social networking site you should always look at the privacy settings and rules before signing up (CTD"s).

9: Looking at the privacy rules and settings will help you out because then you know what your signing up for, privacy wise. Next, when using a picture or video sharing website you always want to pay attention that the website provides (CTD's). These settings can allow the options on who you are sharing your photos/videos with. If you don't look at these settings you may be sharing your videos with strangers. Continuing on from the photos and video sharing websites. When you are using a picture or video sharing website you are going to want to check and see if other people can see your stuff other then the people you know (CDT's). Usually it don't matter what Internet browser you are using but almost everyone has its own security tools (CDT's). For example a couple are Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Camino (CDT's). Most of these settings can help protect your privacy and personal information (CDT's). .

10: You should always check out and read about the security settings in your browser. These settings can help the planting of cookies (CDT's). Cookies are not the food, they are what different websites plant on your computer so that when you come back to them they know that it is the same computer. They usually do this to remember your username or even your password. And your Internet browser can protect and remove these cookies. The next tip is to never use public computers for personal use as in credit cards or paying bills. The reason for this is if you put your credit card number in and the computer could then remember your number in its history and then the next person could find your credit card number and use it. If you do have to use a public computer you should always erase the history and the cache folder (CDTs). There should always be the tools to help you delete the history and cache folder. These are tips you could always keep in mind when trying to keep your privacy private!

11: Facebook is not the only one with security and privacy problems. Google has come into the equation with its street view program. This allows users to view streets and see what they look like. The problem is that the pictures show different strangers and peoples faces. And that is a problem because Google dose not have permission to have those people on their program.

12: The solution they came up with and developed a way to fix this problem with their new technology. The technology blurs peoples faces out of the picture of the street view (The Week). Other then Google Apple has surprising problems with its iPhones. The settings on the phone that allows it to show where your location is has bugs.

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