Surveillance capitalism is often an attack on our existence. Every action we take is being watched. Every single click, each comment and every place we go to is recorded. Companies and governments are collecting as much data as they can in order to monitor as well as exploit and manipulate us. It's a nightmare! To manipulate elections and sell people things that prey on their most angsty fears The data of individuals has been employed. It's worsening. Insurance companies use algorithms to analyse your personal information to determine how much insurance you need to purchase. The companies monitor every online activity you engage in like your educational level and how much you pay on TV, what you buy and your marital status and much more. The algorithm could see that you're at a high chance of being depressed if your purchases include large-sized clothes and you recently got a divorce. Insurance companies may be unable to afford the cost of mental health treatment. They force you to pay more. This is so much fun. What can we do to change this? Everywhere we turn it seems that everything we do adds to our internet data. So is there anything we can do to prevent it? Keep your privacy in mind. Even though it can seem like you're losing the battle, there's still a chance to have a positive impact. It won't be possible to completely go off the grid. However, there are some options you can take. Here are 3 steps I've taken to ensure you can. Step 1: Learn about how your data is collected The first step to combat this is to know the way your information is collected. You are probably aware at the simplest level that any information you post online regardless of whether it's private or public it can be tracked and stored. This applies to all social media, emails, posts , as well as WhatsApp messages as well as browsing history. In a more fundamental sense, it's important to realize that data can be gathered by everything you do on the internet. Companies are getting smarter about the methods they use to collect information about you. Google is only one example. They're always searching for new methods to collect your information. Google Street View cars were in secretly scanning WiFi networks to steal information about your personal details. Google Glass allows them to view private areas through the wearable technology that comes with Google Glass. Google Home will always listen to what you have to say, as long it's switched on. Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. owns Niantic. In the year 2016, Pokemon Go was launched by Niantic. This game used your phone camera as well as GPS to assist you locate Pokemon, but was also an excellent way to gain access to the hidden nooks and crannies of your own life as well as private locations that were otherwise not accessible. Google could use Pokemon Go to test whether users can be tricked digitally to click on the locations it directs them. These companies can be sneaky so be wary of the information you are sharing when you access the internet. Step 2: Find out how you can track your progress The data you provide is taken in. But how do you use it? The Big Five (Google Facebook, Apple and Microsoft) are able to track your digital presence at any time. Your personal data is collected via social media and email as well as browsing, streaming and shopping. The Big Five control the majority of the market for data and easily make connections with data. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and its own platform are all owned by the company. Facebook can link all your accounts together to create one profile that includes all three data sources. If you use Facebook to log in to your Spotify as well as other accounts, you soon will have an abundance of data points that are being sent to the storehouse. To avoid having your information made into a detailed persona, you need to remove the connections between your data points. This means you need to separate your usage so these hyperlinks are not made. This isn't easy to accomplish. This is something which some people take seriously. They attempt to remove all digital footprints, so it's impossible for their actions as well as actions to be tracked. This means making multiple online identities using cash rather than card and using different telephone and email addresses for different motives. This isn't feasible for the majority of. The deletion of your Google and Facebook accounts would make it virtually impossible to work in such a situation. What can you instead do? Step 3: Make a few small digital changes "The citizens will be divided into those who are more comfortable and those who prefer to remain private." -Niels O. Finnemann Niels O. Finnemann What kind of comfort would you be willing to give up in order to keep your personal information confidential? There's a high probability that you're not ready to sacrifice so as much. So I'll help you out with a couple of manageable tiny steps I've taken to give me back some of my privacy. They will give you greater control over the data that is being sent to these firms. UniMe UniBot - All in one encryption app The app connects people to virtual assistants, enabling them to boost efficiency in business and personal lives. See trust wallet. Unity, a part of the UniWorld Ecosystem brought this app to you. (Follow Human Rights issues.) DuckDuckGo -- A safer search engine Your internet searches tell a lot. Your search results can reveal your deepest thoughts and queries as well as private moments. It's among the most efficient ways to make private searches like web searching. DuckDuckGo offers similar results and can be used to replace Google search engine. DuckDuckGo is a private search engine that lets you find items without being tracked. It also offers website encryption, blocking tracking, and block tracking. Brave - A safer web browser Google can still track you if utilize the DuckDuckGo Chrome web browser. It is therefore essential to select a safe browser and prevents tracking. The best choice would be Tor however, it could require some time to set up and getting used to. Brave is my favorite out of the box browser. It is fast and secure, as well as private. Brave is also available on Android and iOS and you can install it on both platforms. Bromite -- The most secure Android browser It's the most popular mobile browser, and comes with enhanced privacy and ad blocker. Unfortunately this feature is only available to users of Android. Telegram is a better messaging mobile application It isn't easy moving your conversations over to a new application. It is important to get all the people you're talking to onto the app. The majority of people use WhatsApp and resist switching. Signal is the best choice for security and privacy. However, few people use it and its feature set isn't large enough to convince users to quit their current apps.