January is Clean Up Your Computer Month

I don’t know who decided to make a month for this but I will suggest that every day should be a time to clean up your computer and your online activities. Writing in the BankRate.com web site, personal finance advisor Dr. Don Taylor claims that January 28th is National Data Privacy Day. He suggests that “Seniors should think about what they store on their computers, their phones and the cloud, and take steps to protect sensitive information.”

I agree that is a good idea but I would not limit the efforts to seniors alone. Taylor writes about “friends” on social media, cleaning up your web browser’s cached information, browser extensions, search engines, and use of the cloud. These ideas strike me as a good thing for everyone, not just for seniors.

You can read Don Taylor’s suggestions at http://www.bankrate.com/financing/senior-living/how-seniors-can-protect-their-online-privacy/.

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