A couple of months ago, Kashmir Hill over at Forbes published an editorial on 10 simple things you should do to protect your privacy. I thought I would repost them here. I’m not going to go into detail about the specifics because they are available at the article (and I am too lazy to retype them).

  1. Password protect your devices: your smartphone, your iPad, your computer, your tablet, etc.

  2. Put a Google Alert on your name.

  3. Sign out of Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, etc. when you’re done with your emailing, social networking, tweeting, and other forms of time-wasting.

  4. Don’t give out your email address, phone number, or zip code when asked.

  5. Encrypt your computer.

  6. Gmailers, turn on 2-step authentication in Gmail.

  7. Pay in cash for embarrassing items

  8. Change Your Facebook settings to “Friends Only.”

  9. Clear your browser history and cookies on a regular basis.

  10. Use an IP masker.

How many of these do you do?