The power of Google search is indispensible in this time and age but is it really safe to search for all your answers online? Not really.
Google is a gateway to breaching your privacy or even supplying the wrong information; with certain things, this web search platform may not be the best way to find your answers.
1. Don’t Google your symptoms!
Have you ever had a mild fever and cough and Google told you that you might have a nasopharyngeal cancer? Not only is Google a highly unreliable source to diagnose your clinical symptoms but it can also be a major source of stress. Instead, go to your physician the normal way!
2. Don’t give off your location
When you use Google you’re automatically giving it access to your private information including your location. This can be pretty risky and breach your privacy. The best way to deal with it is not to search for things that give a clue to where you’re living.
3. Don’t give off your true identity to Google
As with the location, you shouldn’t be giving Google too much information about your real identity. Making obvious searches that clue into your identity can be dangerous.
4. Don’t Google your insecurities
The internet is notorious in making you feel bad about yourself and asking Google questions about your insecurities will only feed into the issue at hand.
5. Don’t search for shady items
“How to make a bomb at home” might sound like a fun search to do but it’s also pretty suspicious and can land you in serious legal trouble. Steer clear from shady Google searches like these because curiosity killed the cat. Besides you really don’t need to know the recipe of a bomb!