It's the time of year to think about new beginnings - if you're a teacher. Finally, you get a chance to visit the gym, walk around the park with your dog, visit a book store, see a movie, or deep clean your house. Well, if such things are on your mind, you might want to look at your digital life and give that a good cleaning too.
This week's blog entry takes a departure from my usual TCEA digital re-posting and goes to Wired.com, one of my favorite websites, and discusses the intersection of your digital housekeeping and your digital security. It discusses such things as
- wiping data from your old digital devices before discarding
- finding, wiping, and discarding old pen drives, CDs, and DVDs you no longer use
- cleaning up your current devices that may have old documents on them with personal data
- going through social media, email, and cloud data
- deleting unused apps on your tablet or phone (they collect data about you)
- deleting old photos on your devices