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Some Major Online Privacy Issues

One of the fastest ways to connect with people all around the world these days is the internet, through which you can easily reach out to any corner of the globe. 

But unfortunately, it comes with its own kinds of threats as the internet is not safe anymore because nowadays, it is full of scams and malware, which puts you at a major risk of security when you choose to be online.

Most of the people that use the internet are aware of the online, while there are still a number of users that have no idea that there are plausible risks associated with coming online. 

In addition to that, not only your internet privacy is at risk, but your safety is also in danger when you use the internet for secretive and personal tasks like sharing sensitive information about your company or banking, etc. 

So, here are some of the most common and major internet privacy issues and what you can do to avoid them in the future:

Information Mishandling 

There are a number of different sites on the internet that require your personal information in order for you to be able to access their services to the fullest. 

What happens behind the scenes is that these websites normally use various kinds of cookies, and they save your data to use later for several other purposes. 

While these sites might not directly misuse your information directly but as this personal data that you have provided to them is not properly encrypted, which is why it can be accessed by any unauthorized persons.

This kind of mishandling of your personal information might lead to some serious results and issues related to your online privacy. 

The latest trend of e-business and e-banking portals comes with the increased risks that are associated with online privacy. This happens because when you provide your sensitive bank information and crucial files on the internet, it becomes vulnerable to cybercriminals and attackers. 

Snooping and Spying 

When you use the internet and come online through any platform, you are being spied on by a number of trackers for several reasons. These trackers basically track all your online activities through different types of online sources, and they keep a record of your search history as well. 

Since this is a clear breach of the online privacy policy and the access to your data provides them a clear picture of who you are and what your interests might be, it eventually ends up making you a public property. 

Most of the time this tracking is done only in order to help the advertisers to show you ads that are based on your searches and are completely relevant to your interests and taste. 

But in some cases, this information can also be misused by cybercriminals in order to carry out illegal and unauthorized activities that might risk your online existence as well. 

Location Tracking 

There are a huge number of internet users that, most of the time, upload their social media posts that highlight their personal information like their fiends, family as well as their location sometimes. 

While this might sound fun and exciting to share small details and events of your life with your family and friends, contrary to your belief, this data does not stay restricted to your choice of the audience only. 

This same information or data can be stored on the social media site and can stay there forever without you even knowing about that most of the time, which you might have given them consent to keep in the terms and services agreement. 

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Shashank Jain, founder of good-name, a young and energetic entrepreneur has always been fond of technology. His liking for technology made him go for engineering in computers. During his studies, he learned & worked on different computer languages & OS including HBCD, Linux, etc. He also has a keen interest in ethical hacking.

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