What you need to Know about Online Privacy
The information out there concerning internet privacy could fill a book, and actually has filled quite a few of them. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is what’s most important. Not knowing what the issues are online is what causes most of us trouble later on.
It is important to know that any application, social media site, or service has user agreements in place. Everyone gets these notices when they sign up for certain services or use any phone apps or purchase downloadable software. You’ve also probably seen the many lawsuits that result from violations of these agreements. Nearly every service has been sued at some point because they have failed to inform their customers of their terms of service. These terms almost always include some type of data sharing issue. Data sharing is how companies who charge you nothing to use their app make money. This is important to know.
Everyone has heard the saying, “nothing is free.” And that’s a pretty accurate statement when it comes to free applications. Some, but very few, companies promise to not sell your data and stick by their promise. But that is very rare. While apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all seem to be free, they are not. You are not charged a monetary value, instead, your privacy is sold. Every single action you’ve taken on social media is monitored, stored and kept in databases indefinitely. Every post, comment, picture, and status update is kept. Did you post on Twitter that you got a raise last year? Did you forget if you did or didn’t share that information with your followers? Guess who didn’t forget? Twitter! They remember, because they have that post saved and all the others too. Did you post a picture with your x-boyfriend kissing to your Facebook wall, but then deleted it because you broke up? If you think it was gone, you’re wrong. Even the stuff you delete and looks gone on your feed is still saved in Facebook’s database. Remember, every post, pic, status and comment.
What all this means about your online privacy is that you don’t have any. None of us do. Unless you have a company like Wiperts stepping in to make things right. This data removal company will get to the root of the problem and seek and destroy as much private information posted about you online as they can. Their six month and one year monitoring services will help keep your private data offline for as long as you need. We may not have much privacy online, but Wiperts can make your personal data private and show you how to minimize your digital footprint for years to come.