We all know it’s important to protect our privacy online, but we often don’t know where to start. The Post’s Help Desk is here to make it as easy as possible. Start by changing these settings right now. wapo.st/3AEFCuC
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There’s probably a bit of Google in every part of your life, from YouTube to Gmail. The good news is Google has tried to collect its most important privacy settings into one place. Here's how to turn off ad personalization, location tracking and more. wapo.st/3lUWkzu
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Hey Alexa, how do I stop you from voice recording? Clear and stop Alexa recordings with this step-by-step guide, and consider changing these other privacy settings across Amazon's shopping service and products. wapo.st/3zAbMpy
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Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, tracks much of what its users do online. If you only do one thing to make your Facebook data private, follow these steps to stop the company from targeting ads based on your online activity. wapo.st/3lOEiPz
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One of Venmo’s sneakiest default settings is a public friends list. Here’s how to make sure all of your contacts are hidden. wapo.st/2XHAh6U

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Bookmark this page and take five minutes a day to clean up your settings. The Washington Post’s Help Desk will be regularly adding more companies, tools and tips. wapo.st/3AEFCuC
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Still not sure how to protect your privacy online? Chat with @chrisvelazco and @heatherkelly from our Help Desk team, along with @WillOremus on Twitter Spaces on Friday at 1pm ET and ask your questions. nitter.net/i/spaces/1rmxPgL…

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aaaand it's paywalled. Thanks.
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@mattgaetz HAS LEFT THE CHAT
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Thank you, I had most set to private on Venmo but got the others handled now too.
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Does this work for Facebook too? Never heard of Venmo….
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The worst part of @Venmo, outside of being owned by @PayPal.
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Some of those fast food apps that give you rewards tap into your phone to track you. You have to power off your phone after you use it (after a purchase) otherwise your phone will get really hot because it's working so hard, even after you've turned off cell data and location.
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