Tutorial: Your Privacy Rule 1: Y O U are repsonsible for your privacy; don't think this is something that someone else does to protect for you! If you give personal information to anyone or any website, then that's a decision that YOU made and no matter how sensitive that information might be, the recipient is not bound to protect you. Depending upon the crowd you run with, their ethics may or may not match yours, so the decision to give whatever to Joe / Mary Doe is on you. Rule 2: You should always question, "why are they asking for this and how are they going to use it?" Just because someone asks does not mean that they have a right to the information OR can be trusted with it. As an illustration, one website asked for social media information, and without that, the next level request was SSN and/or Passport Id. Ouch! You got to be kidding there - - no way Jose should you give that information to ANYONE! Move on to some other service provider! What is Privacy? Anything that is directly associated with you: Name & Address Phone number(s) -- home & cell SSN , DLN, Passport number Full name, you, spouse or children How about Geolocation? Recall that Longitude: -77.036560, Latitude: 38.897957 is the equivalent of the address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wash, DC then Geolocation is but another form of physical address (aka The White House). So everytime you allow Location services to tag your picture or message, you've also explicitly said "I WAS HERE". Take or send enough and we get to see a pattern of activities, like maybe, every Saturday Noon to 3pm, you are at the park for socker games - - implying you are NOT AT HOME. You know where you've been, so disable Location Settings especially in those photos! https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-privacy-exif-weve-met-the-enemy-and-it-are-us.245309/ How about all those postings, "we're planning a fall trip to New England to see the Trees, Boston and Maine". With only the date of your first stop on the itenerary, we know when the house will be empty. Sure you want to share it all -- A F T E R you return -- just be cautious beforehand. Email -- is that personal? SURE, but we need at least one public means of contact. It's far more trouble to get a new phone number than it is to discard and create a new email address - - heck, you can do it for yourself with Gmail. Personally, I have F I V E email accounts and use each for separate tasks. Two are very private for friends and cellphone access, while others are for specific tasks, like techspot.com BTW: you don't like having your email spammed, do you; then help protect your friends by NOT using the CC: line, but instead use the BCC: line. It works the same, but to each recepient, it appears that the email was only between them and yourself. If they hit reply or reply all, it doesn't matter and just the two of you chat away like rabbits. Your "friend" can't make a mistake and compromise your email!