Data Privacy Isn’t Simple. Find Out Who Has Access to Your Data.
Aren’t you curious about your digital footprint? I know I was.
Before downloading Presence Global, I wasn’t sure what I would find out—what my digital footprint would look like. After navigating the simple and easy-to-use interface, I saw the list with the sites that had my information in their database. Some sites I recognized as harmless, raising some feelings of nostalgia and reminding me of where I was five years ago. However, I also noticed some more sinister websites had access to my data. I had never given my information to these companies. I guess that’s what happens when you agree to a term of services agreement without reading it thoroughly.
It’s no secret that big tech companies are using user-generated data to profit, nor is it the first time they’ve been compared to Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel 1984.
“But aren’t they using my data to make my experience better?”
In some ways, yes, your autofill becomes more personalized to you and, therefore, more convenient. However, you’re also allowing your data to be used against you. Whether or not you see it, your information is bought and sold by a plethora of companies. Still, those aren’t the only entities looking to capitalize on your data.
Cybersecurity criminals, hackers, and stalkers are celebrating at the ease of which they can find information and compromise personal accounts and passwords. But it’s not just illegal activity that gives us reason to worry.
Third-party data hoarders (formally known as data brokers) are especially damaging because they operate in an invisible market. Data brokers can operate legally, but since data is bought and sold without any sort of auditing trail, monitoring their data trading is challenging. It’s no wonder this industry grew corrupt and dangerous.
For all these reasons, we recommend that you not use autofill for passwords or other sensitive information.
Visualize Your Digital Footprint
Our mission at Presence Global is to empower our users to take control of their own data. It’s an easy and convenient tool for helping users determine who has access to their data. From there, it becomes a simple process to opt-out of these data hoarders and protect your information and improve your privacy. Find out 4 things Presence can do for you.
Even if you’re not concerned about your data being compromised, aren’t you at least a little curious about who has access to it?
Download Presence Global for iPhones or Android phones to find out where your data exists online. Download the Presence Global app to get started at Apple Corporation’s App Store or the Google Play Store.
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