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Are you in an unhealthy relationship with your data? 

With high-profile data breaches, creepy ads following you around the internet, and years of old photos piling up on social media, now might be the time for a ‘Data Detox’ to regain control of your digital life.

Mozilla is a proud partner of Tactical Tech, whose Data Detox will help you remove any toxic data build-up. It’s an eight-day cleanse and, with just a small daily time commitment, you finish feeling refreshed and rejuvenated online and IRL (in real life).

Toxic data

Every day, we leave behind information about ourselves in the digital world: when we were at our favourite coffee shop, where we buy clothes, which one of our friends we spend the most time chatting with. Almost nothing goes unrecorded if we’re not careful.

But who does this data belong to and what is it being used for? There’s little time to consider this question every time we click, like or share, and this data might be used by new technologies in the future in ways that are hard for us to predict. If you want to be prepared for tomorrow, it’s important to know what you’re sharing today.

How can a Data Detox help you?

The Data Detox helps you look for signs that you might not be leading a healthy, balanced digital lifestyle. It gives you practical advice so you can discover what you share, when you reveal it and to whom, and what it might mean for your life.

You’ll learn what your online self looks like – not just to you, but to other people, which can be very different! You’ll discover what kind of data is being stored by Google and other services, see the assumptions that Facebook is making about you, and learn how to make yourself harder for advertisers to track online.

Visit the link below and check out the Data Detox now, to take practical steps to reduce your data build-up.

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