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How online privacy is linked to your pocket

Avoid using real personal data and make a separate e-mail address for free apps and services

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Online Privacy

Tinesh Bhasin 

On social networking sites, people often share photos of adventure activities they undertake. But it’s not just their friends and family but also insurers who might be interested in such images. Imagine someone going to buy a life insurance and being asked to pay higher premium just because he or she posted such images on social media.

This is not future. It is already happening in the developed countries and could soon become a reality in India. The digital world is built on free service in exchange of user information. When you install a free app or use a free service, it exchanges ...

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First Published: Tue, September 27 2016. 23:30 IST
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