Keeping Your Online Information Safe

Keeping your data safe and secure onlineKeeping your online information safe and secure

We are all aware that the use of the Internet is monitored – from the fact that the US national Security Agency which approved data analysis of “suspicious” individuals to Facebook’s approval of the use of images, photos and likes of its customers for advertising products of its investors. So, it is no surprise that the question of privacy and personal data protection is becoming so important these days.

According to several surveys conducted in the past year, about 2/3 of Internet users are now more worried about privacy than they were one year ago. Almost the same number of people say that they probably won’t allow websites to monitor their current location and more than 85% will think twice before they click on an online ad. When it comes to the greatest fears of people who use the Internet – about 94% of people are concerned when they are shopping online, 90% when they are use online banking, 90% when they use the social networks etc. Read more...

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Online Privacy – A basic Human Right

Online Privacy - A basic Human RightOnline Privacy – A basic Human Right

Privacy is one of the basic human rights and online privacy is of no exception. This is a right to anonymity and confidentiality. Privacy refers to the area which is not public, in which we don’t act on behalf of a company, authority or any other legal entity. Private life is a term used to describe a part of an individual’s right covering those situations where it is reasonable to expect peace and non-interference in intimacy. Private life includes spheres of our lives where we are not dependent on the institutions, rules or any moral acceptability. The right to privacy begins with the protection of personal data in accordance with human rights conventions as well as the country’s constitution and laws. With these regulations, the individual is allowed to make independent decisions to whom, when and to what extent they will disclose their personal information. In the recent period we are witnessing a real revolution in the field of technology thanks to the advance of the Internet. People spend hours in front of their computers and they receive, send and share data with other people. That’s why experts are discussing another issue that is related to this activity and to privacy – online privacy. Read more...

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How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

how to stay safe on public wi-fi networksHow to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Free public Wi-Fi networks (Wi-Fi hotspots) in places such as hotels and cafes are very practical, but they also pose as risk for you and your computer or mobile device. Wireless and Wi-Fi networks have changed the way we access the Internet. These public networks can be found everywhere including restaurants, cafes, libraries, malls, hotels, airports, sport centers etc. In addition, there are wireless local networks or WLAN which allow fast internet on public locations or at home and you can access them through your personal computer, smartphone or devices that allow wireless internet access. Users should also keep in mind that there are paid public Wi-Fi networks (in some hotels for example) and free Wi-Fi networks. No matter what type of Wi-Fi network people use, they should know that there is always a risk of hacker attack or security breach. So, the question is – how to stay safe on public Wi-Fi network? There is no universal answer to this question, but there are some steps that each of us can take in order to protect ourselves when accessing the Internet from a public Wi-Fi network without affecting the work of our computer or mobile device. Read more...

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