Techies are gathering in Washington D.C. to take part in Safer Internet Day with an event to discuss how to protect yourself and your data online.
A panel of speakers includes representatives from Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Xbox Live. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is delivering the keynote address.
In the video above, CNET’s Kara Tsuboi offers tips for how to be safer online:
- Protect your online privacy by browsing with hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS). The “S” stands for secure, which means it’s designed to prevent eavesdropping from a third party.
- Update your security settings on social media.
- Never use public Wi-Fi for shopping online or making financial transactions.
- Always use unique passwords for different accounts.
- Use a passcode for your phone.
- Lock your computer when you walk away.