Fears over online privacy are intensifying worldwide. Three-quarters of global internet users surveyed by CIGI-Ipsos say they’re worried, and most of them say their fears have only grown in the last year. With Big Tech privacy scandals and crackdowns on reporters and ordinary citizens in countries like the US and China, it’s easy to see why.
Many internet users know they want to protect their personal data, but how to do that isn’t always obvious. Quartz’s latest presentation introduces you to tools that can help keep your data secure.
Threat modeling is the first step in protecting yourself online. You need to identify the actor you’re trying to keep from accessing your data. This could be as general as an opportunistic hacker looking for poorly-guarded accounts or as specific as the corporation you are investigating or protesting against.
Each potential threat wants different data and requires specific protections. Once you understand your threat model, you can implement the tools that will offer the best defense. You can also form habits that bolster your general safety online.
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