For our community, disclosure and privacy is so important following a cancer diagnosis. But online privacy is constantly evolving. Every website you visit, or online account you log-in to, has privacy settings and standards for data collection that can change frequently without even notifying you. It is often up to you, as the user, to regularly check for updates and fine-tune your settings.
How can you keep up with all these changes?
The Washington Post just launched their Help Desk, a new section of their website designed to “make it as easy as possible to take control of your own data and privacy.”
Their article "Privacy Reset" currently lists recommended privacy settings to change for Google, Amazon, Facebook and Venmo. Clicking on the link for each will take you to a page with step-by-step instructions that detail what settings to change and how, with screenshots. It also promises to update regularly with new companies.
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