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Printable information card: The Internet of Things: 4 Steps for Reducing Your Privacy Risk

This information card highlights a few tips for reducing your privacy risk.

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These days, your fitness tracker knows when you’ve skipped the gym, your TV knows when you binge-watch and connected toys are listening to your kids.

While connected devices bring convenience, is your privacy protected? These steps will help:

  • Read privacy information. Any time you connect to a new device, ask yourself, “what information is it collecting? Am I comfortable with that?”
  • Secure your device. Create a guest WiFi network for devices to keep them separate from your computer and other devices.
  • Take control. Check whether you can still use the product while limiting the personal information you provide.
  • Change the default password. Use strong, unique passwords.

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