How Safe Are We Online and Is our Privacy Being Breached?

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Updated: 6/10/2013 8:38 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-Technology is changing so fast that at times it's hard to know when it is doing more damage than good.

Devin Cho, Tech Specialist,"If you don't have an antivirus for a computer, for a smart phone, which they do now have, it's very easy to get into your smart phone with the right tools"


Devin Cho has spent his life working in the I.T sector and knows a thing or two about keeping his identity safe online.

"Specialized software devices that might be able to listen in, I know you have seen spy movies, that is rare, but there are sophisticated hackers out there that can detect signals and find out your exact location and what your doing"

For Nick Walden of ADS Security protecting people's privacy is a way of life.

"Speak to any bidder that's had their identity stolen and how much pain and anguish they go through and how much money it costs as well as time to get things right"

With social and digital media as well as wireless networks showing how easy it is to monitor and be monitored Turkish protestor  Pinar Orbay is concerned who reads her facebook posts 5500 miles away in Istanbul.

"You should be able to express your own opinions about  things but then they just use the opinions to blame you, incriminate you for some events"

Everyone we spoke to said the less you put out the less likely you are to be hacked, targeted or have your digital privacy breached.

Devin Cho, "Turn your gps off for one, second of all try not to give anything personal over the phone"


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