More often than not, the investigations that my company carried out were only possible because of the carelessness of the subjects they were investigating. While investigating potential insurance fraud is a relatively on-the-level business, these same people were just as vulnerable to stalkers, scammers, or themselves. Everything from accidentally texting sensitive photos of yourself to the wrong person to getting your phone stolen at a bar can, at least in part, be prevented with the basic protections so many of us refuse to take. You don’t need to be paranoid to protect yourself. You just need to cover the basics that are so frequently neglected.

via Privacy Isn’t Just Digital: What I Learned In Private Investigations.