Why should you care?
Every text you send, all your contacts, your photos, your address, and many more forms of data, are thought to be private and only accessible by the owner. To many peoples surprise this isn't the case, and it hasn't been for quite some time.
What Can You Do?
There are many tools out there that can keep your data safe, the most helpful tools would be VPN's and a web browser named TOR. Virtual Private Networks (VPN), and The Onion Router (TOR), can be used in conjunction with each other to keep your information private. They both work to keep you anonymous online, as well as keeping your online data safe.
Listen to the Expert
Edward Joseph Snowden is an American whistle-blower, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an employee and a contractor. Edward leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. Snowden showed the world how the government ignored our right to privacy.