How to keep your confidentiality in applications and websites?
The concept of confidentiality is not what it used to be. Nowadays, most people use social media, and everybody is exposed to a certain degree. In our personal lives, we share extremely private information with our doctors and therapists; we know we can rely on their discretion, and we are able to choose what to expose and what to withhold. When we go online, however, we are not as conscious of our self-disclosure as perhaps we should. We share information without thinking about the consequences or about who will see it. We chat and share personal things on social media with people we hardly know.
Every website we visit collects traffic data about its users, including us. We actively join mailing lists and subscribe to different websites in order to receive content and marketing information. Whether we know it or not, we give out data about ourselves every time we go online. Our IP address is used for monitoring traffic data, while our personal information remains anonymous.
Customized online services require personal and even sensitive information, which we willingly provide. It includes all contact information: name, address, phone number, date of birth, identity or passport number, and credit card details. Ironically, some personal information is used for authentication before allowing any action.
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