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How to Protect your Data, Values and Time in 2018

Is it time for a re-set?

Where we draw the line on privacy seems to be a moving target these days. Perhaps, it is time to take back some of your data, some of your time, and some control of how you spend it - your time that is.

Here are 10 ideas to consider:

  1. Opt out of platform API sharing on Facebook - click on question mark in top right, click 'settings', click 'apps', click 'edit apps websites and plugins', click 'disable platform' - done.

  2. Consider turning off location services on your mobile phone - does a social platform really need to know where you shop?

  3. Take the time to set your privacy settings on mobile, social, apps and websites.

  4. Be cautious when sharing personal information online and off.

  5. Be mindful of the apps you install and the time you spend on different platforms.

  6. Don’t accept random friend requests or emails from those you don’t know..

  7. Maintain a low-balance card for online purchases.

  8. Don’t use the same password for different platforms - consider using a 'phraseword'.

  9. Always use a secure website for financial transactions; avoid transactions on Wi-Fi.

  10. Don’t believe everything you read. This is a good rule on many levels.

There is an added benefit to being selective in how you choose to use digital tools. It’s not just your data - it’s your time, your values, and your decision. It’s about deciding what you are not willing to give up. Imagine a little more time with the people you love and a little more control over how you spend your time.

What are you willing to turn off?

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