Privacy Protection

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This service of 1st American Protection is privacy protection. To address methods of how you can lose your privacy. This starts with your personal mobile phone usage.

As cellular phones have increased in their capacity, it has reduced the amount of protection for you. Tracing is done through your phone’s GPS, where even files and photos can be downloaded. Others can then send a program to control your phone.

It’s no secret the National Security Agency’s (NSA) is spying on everyone. Your emails, phone call conversations and text messages. Very difficult to stop NSA or others from spying on you. The first way in closing this door is to become aware of it. One of the very best ways to invade your privacy is your own cellular phone.

The government agencies’ including the NSA have been methodically collecting data. Everything bought, said, and searched on the internet will be on permanent data base file by next year. All your personal phone calls now are computer monitored, automatically recorded and stored with certain flag/trigger words.

                                   “Your Smart TV may be spying on you”

It turns out smart TVs may be a little smarter than most people think. When you watch TV, your TV may be watching you. Televisions are growing up before our very eyes. What used to be a friendly box which used to made you smile is now a “smart” device bringing you events as they happen as you explore the world.

Newer TVs from Samsung (SSNLF) and some other companies have features to help you connect with various online services. They also want to help you sort through the thousands of channels you could potentially watch and find the much smaller list you select to watch by your previous viewing choices of channels.

If you have the latest Samsung model, your TV now responds to voice commands. Instead of fumbling around to find the remote control, you can just speak up.

“ESPN, please “ and presto, you’re watching ESPN. This nice feature comes with a privacy policy. “Please be aware if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, the collected information will be among the data captured and transmitted out to a third party through your voice recognition feature.

You can discover the privacy policy link to read it yourself on the Samsung site.

                                            “Reminder about Internet use”

Almost everyone today has been informed of the many pitfalls being associated with disclosing personal information on the Internet. The damage is well known.

Think about all the personal information you have now saved on your computer.

General precautions – set long and strong passwords – update all your software – lock your home and business Wi Fi – Invest in virus protection virus software.

You should be aware of the importance of protecting your desk or laptop computers from external threats is not just important, it’s necessary. The best way to protect yourself, is with an antivirus software. For privacy needs choose the best antivirus software updates to stop malicious malware or viruses attacking your computer.

Stop threats to extract your financial information with firewalls for better protection and stay away from opening those questionable attachments or files.

                                           “A low Profile Online Presence”

Should you “unfriend” Facebook? There are a large number of privacy threats posed by having a social Facebook account of which you should be mindful of.

A recent report now claims Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on the users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed. Deliberate tracking of your movements involves putting cookies or small pieces of software on the users’ computers, so you can be followed as you go around the internet sites.

The site is not safe as it delivers your profile information and email address used to register the account to be searched and viewed by everyone. Others can monitor your online activities. Companies are demanding access to job candidates’ accounts as part of the interview process. An unwise post or photo can be a real disaster.

Facebook has become a culture which seems to be turning people into real social exhibitionists and voyeurs, to expose their personal thoughts for the world to see.

Facebook also happens to sell your information and personal data to advertisers.

Just recently, another new policy has been installed for both Google and Facebook. 

If you are unable to log into your account and unable to verify your identity, you must attach your ID. Send an image of your government-issued photo ID to them.

If you don’t have a government-issued photo ID, send 2 different forms of ID (ex: school ID, credit card) both showing the same name. One of the IDs must include a photo or date of birth matching information submitted on your Facebook profile.  

                                               “Other precautions to take”

One of the best precautions to take is to maintain a low profile. This is really more about commonsense than anything else. Do not risk the high visibility of exposure. 

Don’t flaunt your wealth and protect yourself against potential lawsuits. If you do acquire an umbrella liablility insurance policy, please just keep your mouth shut.

Every aspect of your life from your birth, to academic, affiliations, assets, credit, employment issues, financial, health, legal, marriage, medical, memberships, and political records are wide open to scrutiny by strangers or for abuse at any time.

Direct mail firms and telephone solicitors are find your income, hobbies, health problems and discover even more personal information from public databases.

Do not copy your credit card number on personal checks. Do not write your phone or social security number on your credit card or slip. Be careful of credit or debit card transactions and watch copies. Do not give your credit card number over the telephone without taking precautions. Fail to do this, you are asking for intrusions.

                                “Florida residents can do a Security Freeze”

You have a right to place a “security freeze” on your consumer report, which will then prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing any information in your consumer report without having your expressed authorization or permission.

A security freeze action must be requested by you in writing by certified mail to a consumer reporting agency. Security freeze is designed to prevent any credit, loans and services from being approved without your express consent or knowledge.

You should be aware using it to control access to financial information may delay, interfere with, or even prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent application or request made regarding a new transaction. Cellular phone, credit card increase,  digital signature, employment issues, government payments or service, Internet, insurance, investments, licenses, loans, mortgage, rental or leases, or utilities.

When you place a security freeze on your report, you will be provided a personal identification number or password to use if you so choose to remove the freeze or authorize the release for a certain amount of time. To provide the authorization, give PIN – assigned password, proper identification to verify yourself, specifying the period of time the report shall be made available and upon payment of the fee authorized by Florida Statutes.  A consumer reporting agency must authorize the release no later than three business days after receiving the above information.

                                               “A surveillance society”

A transformation is taking place and being built in America. It involves large-scale secret eavesdropping without so much as a law or a court-issued warrant anymore.

The breeches of personal privacy involves high-tech “bio metric” devices, such as facial recognition cameras being erected to monitor your movements in cities.

Your information is the most valuable commodity of all. Corporations will spend fortunes to attract customers and use the data they have collected on customers.

Do not give out your full name, address, and phone number when you are ordering information. Consider having a mail receiving service to accept your packages.

Did you call a toll free number? The phone company maintains a record of your number for the company you called. This record leads to target marketing to you.

Use a cross cut shedder for mail material containing any crucial or financial forms, records or contact information to avoid the discovery and recovery from the trash.

You do not want to be a victim of the ever rising identity theft. Get into the habit when not using your cell phone, to keep the phone unplugged and powered down.

Safeguard your computer with strong passwords, real and digital lock and key. Do not use your full or real name when you first are setting up your email accounts.

Be careful of what you share on email messages, as the messages will remain there permanently. Your personal or sensitive information must be protected at all times.

The breaches at Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Sony Corp. ADR (NYSE: SNE), e-bay  Inc. (EBAY), and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (Nasdaq: PFCB) show how simple it is to capture sensitive information. The cyber world was taken back when the health benefit giant Anthem was breached by hackers. The hackers collected the names, addresses, social security numbers and other private data of 80 million Americans.

IRS estimates it could be paying out $21.6 billion in fraudulent tax returns for 2016.

Be aware this tax fraud is happening and be on alert of the many scams taking place. Remember if anyone calls you and asks you to provide or reveal any of your financial, personal or sensitive information for your tax refund, hang up the phone.

Are you aware the Internal Revenue Service uses many social networking sites to collect and glean facts and can uncover financial information on the taxpayers?

You need to stop exposing all of your private and social connections to the world.

Keep real quiet about your property and wealth. Do not ever flaunt your wealth.

Help protect yourself against potential lawsuits. Take full responsibility for any damaging actions and keep quiet concerning discussions on the intimate financial details.  For the absolute privacy available, providing more advanced privacy tips, you will be very interested in the $1,500 Premium Privacy Protection Program.

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