Summary of “How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches – TechCrunch”

There are some practical steps you can take to limit day-to-day online privacy risks by reducing third party access to your information and shielding more of your digital activity from prying eyes.
Every data misuse scandal shines a bit more light on some very murky practices – which will hopefully generate momentum for rule changes to disinfect data handling processes and strengthen individuals’ privacy by spotlighting trade-offs that have zero justification.
Tell me more: Keyboard apps are a potential privacy minefield given that, if you allow cloud-enabled features, they can be in a position to suck out all the information you’re typing into your device – from passwords to credit card numbers to the private contents of your messages.
Tell me more: Choosing friends based on their choice of messaging app isn’t a great option so real world network effects can often work against privacy.
Tell me more: No connected technology is 100% privacy safe but Apple’s hardware-focused business model means the company’s devices are not engineered to try to harvest user data by default.
Roid is a more open platform than iOS and it’s possible to configure it in many different ways – some of which can be more locked down as regards privacy than others.
Action: Say no to always-on voice assistantsWho is this for: Anyone who values privacy more than gimmickry.
So it’s a great time to write to your reps reminding them you’re far more interested in your privacy being protected than Facebook winning some kind of surveillance arms race with the Chinese.

The orginal article.