4 ways to protect your online privacy

Did you know that your social media posts and search history don’t disappear—even after you delete them? Here’s what you need to know to guard your privacy and stay out of legal trouble.

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On the Internet, “delete” doesn’t actually mean delete.

Just ask any of the Ashley Madison users who paid $19 to delete their account information. It turns out more than enough information remained to get those users into hot water at home.

Oops.

Many people don’t realize the extent to which social media posts, Google search history and just about everything else you do online is preserved—and discoverable as evidence in the event of a criminal case or civil lawsuit.

Facebook even has data on what you start typing into a post but decide not to share.

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