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September 27, 2021

Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now

Source: Washington Post, September 27, 2021

Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change now

The Washington Post’s Help Desk is here to make it as easy as possible to take control of your own data and privacy. We’re starting with settings you can change right now on the biggest sites and services. Since not everyone has the same worries or amount of free time, we’ve broken our advice into three sections so that you can decide how strict you want to be with your privacy settings.

We have gone through the settings for the most popular (and problematic) services (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Venmo) to give you recommendations on what exactly you should do. When possible, we focus on changing settings through websites but unless noted, the same instructions should work on individual iOS and Android apps.