Tech

How Safe is Your Data?

We are living in a modern day and age where pretty much everything is happening at a highly rapid pace that is particularly facilitated by technology. We all generate a lot of data, and the amazing thing is that there are companies out there that are earning billions of dollars a year from your data. The past year has not been kind to the users of the internet, as cyber attack after cyber attack has left us reeling and wondering if we should trust the companies that have our data after all.

You might be concerned at this point about whether or not your data is safe. Well, the fact of the matter is that one of the most important pieces of data that you need to safeguard is your location. These days it isn’t all that difficult to use a location finder to figure out where someone is. This can be dangerous for obvious reasons. Most obviously it can lead to situations where you could potentially end up having a stalker, not to mention the fact that it is just downright creepy that the data that contains your location can be accessed with such ease.

The fact of the matter is that our data is just not safe, so it is up to us to make sure that as little of it gets out as possible. You should turn your location off and always toggle permissions according to how you are using your device if you want to be able to make sure that you are getting the kind of safety you need. If an app asks for permission to access your data, make sure you rescind that permission once the task for which you needed to give permission has been completed.