Big brother is EVERYWHERE! Here’s some things you can do to prevent the government (or anyone) from spying on you.
Big brother is EVERYWHERE!
This is a bigger issue in some nations than in others, such as China, where social media sites are extensively controlled.
But anti-terrorism legislation in the USA and other ‘free’ countries means governments have much more leeway to spy on their citizens.
So here are 3 ways to prevent the government (or anyone) from spying on you.
Nowadays, most messages are sent over social media, and some of them are not end-to-end encrypted, which means that someone can hack into your account and take your information.
Encrypting your messages can help safeguard your data and keep it private.
Using a VPN is another way you can prevent people from tracking and/or hacking you (I use Tunnelbear).
Are you aware that someone can hack into your device's camera and record everything ‘it’ sees and hears?
This isn’t just for laptops. Your phones, tablets, and other devices with cameras that connect to Wi-F are just as vulnerable.
So cover the cameras on all of your devices,
It’s easy to do.
Any non-clear tape will work.
A post-it note is good if you do need to use your webcam often as you can remove and replace it without leaving any sticky residue.
Many people are addicted to social media these days.
Unfortunately, everything you post is available to the public (even if you set it to private, people with determination have ways to see it!).
Of course, completely abandoning social media isn’t practical for most people.
The next best thing is to just not post sensitive information, such as where you are or where you plan to be.
Also, limit the number of people who have access to your activity. It won't stop everyone, but it puts up an extra obstacle.
There you have it.
Three easy ways you can start to protect your privacy.
Of course there are many other things you can do, but these are things you can implement right away without getting too technical.
If you want to learn more about personal security, both online and off check out ‘Evading and Escaping Capture’.
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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.
He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.
As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others.
These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan.
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