My cyber footprint.
As I stated at the beginning of the month, this blog is my only virtual contact other than a few people I contact for business purposes, and for charity help.
The reason for being all but invisible online these days has nothing to do with the worry of being hacked, if somebody wished to hack my laptop, there is little I can do to stop them.
Like most people online I use the best anti-virus software I can afford, in my case it is Kaspersky, but I am sure if someone wanted to beat my software they could; not that my life is worth the trouble. I switch my laptop on first thing in the morning to see what day it is as my life is so uneventful all days merge into an endless morass of nothingness.
I have the software more to protect my bank details than for my privacy.
Several years ago, there was an enormous outcry in the UK about carrying a National Identity card. It is beyond a joke, I would assume that 80% of people have a passport, a drivers license, or a bank card/debit card, what are they if not an ID card? With all the illegals entering the UK a system like this should now be implemented.
At the same time, there was an outcry against video surveillance and an invasion of privacy, the only people who ARE against these are people involved in illegal activities.
I keep getting a scam letter saying "I have been hacked by a RATT virus, and unless I pay £400 my internet details will be distributed to people along with my camera footage."
I say go ahead do it, people will be horrified to know I spend most of my time listening to Gospel music on YouTube. As for what is seen from my camera, all you'll see is the bottom of my laptop as the majority of the day the computer is not in use.
If you want to know what I read online here are a few links - http://sghistory.com/index.php?n=Main.HomePage, www.eden.co.uk/christian-books/, www.shopjsm.org/, and www.premier.org.uk/
I can't tell you what I read on Wikipedia as being a writer with many interests, it baffles me at times where I end up. I have to stop and retrace my steps to think how I got here from my starting interest.
If you wish to know what music I watch on YouTube, I can't tell you as I play my channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN_cA-MjGHZSw12G0-wXY4lE7QrD9GHI0 with the shuffle on.
The main reason that Weebly is my only portal is that no other site has attracted such a high readership for my posts over the years, that includes Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; the only ones that had a similar impact are RebelMouse and StumbleUpon but they became paying sites five years ago, and I couldn't afford the outlay.
I am now showing up on a site in Belgium more than on Google and Facebook.