Devices

Devices

Our smartphones, tablets, and laptops play an important part in our modern lives. We use our devices for work , study, and social interaction. Because we depend on our devices so heavily we do not always stop to consider what happens to the data on our devices. Here you can find articles that look into the companies behind the devices and try to find out what happens to the information we share through these technologies.


More data, less control

A lot of our data is stored on our devices or on online databases. This means that most of the time we have very little control over our own privacy. We save and share information but most often never delete it, which makes it very hard to guarantee our privacy. Every time your private details are connected to a tablet, smartphone, or laptop it could be impossible to get them back. This means out privacy is ever more at risk.

What Can You do to Protect Your Privacy?

If you want to protect your privacy the first step is to understand how and where your information is stored. You might think that the files on your computer can only be accessed by you. However, it can ben that your operating system is creating a backup of all your files without your knowledge. This is very convenient if you happen to lose some files but it also means you do not have full control over where your files end up. Moreover, it is important to consider whether or not you want to save sensitive information on your device or send it through an app. It can be quite a hassle to delete files afterwards.

Privacy on Different Devices and Operating Systems

Every device or operating system has its own privacy settings and terms and conditions. This means that Android privacy settings look different from iOS privacy settings. To make sure you get your preferred level of privacy on your device you can check out a guide. Some settings are hidden and can be hard to find, especially if you don't know what to look for. In this dossier you can find tips, guides, and articles that tell you all you want to know about the privacy settings of devices and operating systems.