Last month I discussed social media and how normal communication skills are often overlooked, in particular the ability to listen.
Here are our top tips on minimising the policy changes effect on you:
1 Clear your Google history – log in to your account and through the account settings ‘go to web history’. If you click ‘remove all web history’ and then press pause, this will stop your browsing history from being recorded.
2 Every time you log in to your Google account, as in stage one to clear your history, ensure you log out afterwards.
3 When using search, YouTube and other applications where logging in is not required, ensure that you are not logged in. If you have to log in for any reason, see stage 2 above.
4 When using Google you can opt out of display advertising – go to the settings menu and within advertising you can choose to ‘opt out’.
5 When using Google+, ensure you treat this with care; as with other social networks, be mindful of what you say, but with Google+ ensure you create circles and use them.
6 And remember, it’s not all about Google; there are other search engines out there!
The online world is changing fast, your data is a very valuable commodity, and it’s worth protecting.
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