Tag Archives: privacy

WordPress.com’s Transparancy Report

Among the more lovable pieces of web entertainment, one can not deny that watching the NSA and multimillion companies partake in political intrigue is one of those events in which you take up a seat and grab the popcorn.

While most sites are trying to combat the “threat” of government monitoring and takedowns, WordPress decided it clearly had nothing to hide in this game of political intrigue and released their WordPress Transparency Report on Automattic, the commercial company behind WordPress.com. Continue reading WordPress.com’s Transparancy Report

Advertisements

Privacy Policies: Reporting the Tracking

Do you know what personal information is collected from you when you are online? The answer could surprise you. Here is a list of regularly collected information.

What Is Tracked

  • What websites you visit and the frequency of those visits
  • What your name is.
  • Your geographic location.
  • Passwords you use.
  • Credit Card information.
  • Social Security Numbers.

These are just a few examples of the types of information being tracked while you are online. Does it make you wonder what the information is used for?

Continue reading Privacy Policies: Reporting the Tracking

Don’t Be Hacked: Protect Your Email Address

Over 30,000 web sites (including blogs) are hacked daily; web crawlers and bots are the culprits. They target websites and blogs through email addresses to do harm regardless of the content or what the site represents.

It is a good idea to keep as much personal information private as you can. There are two options I am going to talk about in this article for encrypting or disguising your email address on your WordPress blog.

Contact Forms

The first option for hiding your email address is to set up a Contact Page with a contact form.

The Contact Form allows you to set various options such as the topics they are contacting you about, and even to direct content specific issues to different email addresses if you have more than one contributor or site manager. The email address is not public, and it makes it easy for the user to contact you.

A site can have multiple contact forms for a variety of purposes, from strictly contacting the site owner or author to registration for an event, all protecting your email and allowing easy access for the visitor. Continue reading Don’t Be Hacked: Protect Your Email Address