Shining light on your digital shadow with open-source intelligence

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If you’re worried about what the internet knows about you and what assumptions are being made based on this information, you’re not alone. Open-source intelligence is the process of taking the data we leave behind on social media and the internet and using it to understand what information is available about us online, including what we may not want there.

Rose Regina Lawrence, digital security coordinator at Tactical Tech, explains how open-source intelligence can help us better protect our privacy and highlights useful resources available. Although Lawrence anticipates that more and more technologies and services will be offered in the future marketed as privacy protection tools, she advises that “so much of privacy online comes down to behaviors rather than technologies.”