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What Edward Snowden Tells About Internet Privacy Protection

Last time we already mentioned here some tips for cyber security protection. Now we expand with 4 more useful tips which can further help protecting your privacy on the dangerous internet.

Firstly, let us share some updates on the story about Edward Snowden, the former US NSA (National Security Agency) intelligence contractor who worked for CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) PRISM surveillance project but finally disclosed the global intelligence information spying activities of US government in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China HKSAR). After Edward Snowden left Hong Kong (China), he flied and has stayed at Russia Moscow Airport transit area with logistical help of Julian Assange (from WikiLeaks). Right now, although US already cancelled his passport, Edward Snowden have been granted political humanitarian asylum by Presidents of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia etc.

So what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tells about internet privacy protection (IPP)? Do protect yourself! Do not expect your government will help you. Government leaders only care about protecting national security, not your personal privacy security.

4 Critical Precautions For Internet Privacy Protection (IPP)

Edward Snowden has inspired us to write this blog post about internet security for promoting global privacy protection. Here we list out some critical tips that can protect your privacy when browsing over the internet:

(i) Reinforce Security Settings.

Every time you are online, ensure you keep anti-virus software active and turn internet firewall on. Do look carefully into all your security settings for better internet privacy protection (IPP). Every web browser, email application, or many other software programs should have specific security settings that can reinforce system protection by blocking cyber attacks from spyware, malware or virus. Learn how to deal with these security settings and make proper selection to optimize the software applications but can also reinforce internet security protection to keep your privacy fully protected.

(ii) Using Strong and Unique Passwords.

Always lock your PC (personal computer) with a strong good password for better internet privacy protection (IPP). Must use proper combinations of numbers and letters, lower case and upper case, or even use private secret codes. Utilize passwords with proper strength and make everyone unique for each website that requires authentication. Must avoid using your full name, phone number, bank PINs, SSN (social security numbers), birthdays, usual account numbers, favorite food names, favorite superstars etc. Also never use the same password for your every confidential data file and software application.

(iii) Using UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply).

Do not underestimate power surges or other technological issues, as they can cause irreversible loss of your valuable data. Although hacker or virus threats are so real and should be placed top priority, people often forget that occasional power surges or damage of computer hardware may induce computer files rendered unusable or corrupted seriously and may even cause irreversible loss of valuable data.

For additional data protection, it should be highly recommended to install UPS (uninterrupted power supply) that can protect your computer system from any possible power surges. This also allows you to have enough time backing-up valuable files and then shutting-down your computer system properly for preventing any possible corruption of software applications or computer files.

(iv) Back Up Data Files Regularly.

About backing-up data files, it should be a good idea if you can back up your useful files periodically (with encryption) just for preventing the unthinkable occurs. No matter they are general data files or sensitive personal files you have for work, making a regular back-up with encryption should always be a good habit for privacy data protection.

We believe that above should be very critical tips that can protect your privacy when browsing over the internet. In fact, once people have a workable system, they will then easily develop a good habit for internet privacy protection (IPP) that should help reducing the possible risks of confidential data being hacked or losing some important computer files. By the way, we are in line with NSA leaker Edward Snowden to concern about internet security and we should help promoting global privacy protection. We believe everyone should have his basic human rights to fight against any internet spying activities that aim at stealing his own privacy information.


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