Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: delete your browsing history

We live in a digital world. We can order groceries, buy a car, and find a new furry four-legged friend all at the tap of a touchscreen and opening of a browser. But the wild west of the internet, privacy, as evidenced by 64% of UK adults keeping their browsing history private, is paramount.

With 4.6 billion of us ‘digital citizens’ around the world, the internet is ripe for scammers and advertisers which can seduce us with frightening slickness and ease if we do not possess the know how of how to spot red flags and keep our online selves cybersecure.

In fact, a lofty 26% of us keep our browsing history private to hide our activity on dating sites – just in case we’re forced to explain the tinder match from hell to people.

Aston spoke to Jaya Baloo, chief information security officer at Avast.

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