Keeping Your Online Privacy

Huffington Post’s What Am I Doing Wrong podcast

March 21, 2024

Is it risky to use public Wi-Fi? What is a VPN and should I have one? Is my phone listening to me? How complicated do my passwords need to be? Should I accept cookies? What should I do if I get a breach notification letter? Is it safe to use the cloud?

If you have ever asked any of these questions, this podcast is for you. Brought to you by HuffPost, guest Alysa Hutnik, breaks down Keeping Your Online Privacy, on this episode of Am I Doing it Wrong?

Alysa shares simple privacy and security tips and tricks to ensure your safety. Key takeaways include:

  • Remember that everywhere you go online leaves a virtual breadcrumb trail.
  • Review company privacy policies often. Companies are legally obligated to disclose the types of information they collect.
  • Revisit your phone’s password and privacy settings periodically.
  • Passwords matter – consider moving from a password to a passphrase.
  • Keep your webcams covered and close your laptops when not in use.
  • Take proactive steps to be more anonymous.
  • Start creating a habit of core digital hygiene strategies.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read a related article, Switching Off 1 Phone Setting Could Help Protect Your Safety, here.