One Way YOU Have Given Up Your Privacy Online

Whether it’s checking your web based email or signing into your favorite social network, you are more connected than ever to the Internet.  But if you don’t pay attention, you could be giving up your right to privacy.

Almost every single online network wants to know as much about you as possible.  Why?  So they can serve you relevant ads and offers.

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so rather that write a long post about how you are giving up your right to privacy online, allow me to present you with a screen shot of YouTube from 2011 vs. one from today (2013):

YouTube in 2011…

…wants to help you to keep your privacy intact.

How nice of them.

YouTube today…

…wants you to use your full name, your primary email address, etc.

Wait, how come… what just happened?


How have YOU given up YOUR privacy online?