How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?
Basic. The Internet is like a public square where I can talk with my friends, meet new people, read the news, learn new things or go shopping, for instance. And I assume that everybody can get to know what happen in that public place. So I don’t post or share on-line what I consider too intimate and private to share in a public place.
I live in a medium-sized town. People know each other and news and rumours spread fast. There is a saying which is also an advice: If you don’t want something to be known in town, don’t even think about it. That applies to the on-line world.
We can decide what to publish on-line about ourselves, but another thing is what others publish about us or try to rob us. And what about spy agencies and their surveillance programs on private communications?. I’m more worried because of these two facts that I can’t control, than because of what I post and share on the Internet.