On Your Side: Internet Privacy

Your private information could be up for sale and you may not even know it. 
A bill that would have prevented internet and broadband companies from selling your personal information has been overturned by congress and signed by President Trump.
 
While the FCC rules that were overturned had never been enacted, many privacy advocates are now crying foul. So how can you better protect yourself and your personal information?
 
If your internet service provider is COX,  you can read their privacy policy here and opt out of certain disclosures here. 
 
If your internet provider is Century Link, you can read their privacy policy here and opt out of certain marketing disclosures here. 
 
This is also a great time to review your social media privacy settings. 
 
Make sure you don't have things like your birth date, high school, high school mascot or children's names listed. If that information is listed publicly on a social media site, crooks can use the information to steal your identity.
 
 

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