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Access to information has never been easier than it is today. However, it comes at a cost.

A recent poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MeriTalk showed that 64% of Americans believe that their social media activity is not very or not at all secure.

Almost as many Americans have doubts about online information revealing their physical location. Half of Americans also believe that their private text conversations lack security.

Privacy on the internet is an oxymoron. Your data from your email address, name, IP address, social security number, bank account details, credit/debit card details are all vulnerable to being leaked in many ways.

In the first half of 2021, 118.6 million people were impacted by data breaches, data exposures, and data leaks.

We can all agree that our ability to access information in the digital age is not going to change.

So, how safe is our personal information online? It’s a question so many of us are asking.

We’ve heard about it before… Stolen identities, companies selling our personal data for large profits.

Every time you visit a website, companies you’ve never heard of are collecting data about you and selling or sharing it with other companies.

It’s no secret and whether we want to believe it or turn a blind eye, it’s fact.

As soon as we connect online, our information is being shared and sold.

Some media companies have become too large to follow any rules.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook, home to nearly 3 billion users, exposes its users to misinformation designed to trick people.

The social media giant built a system that exempted high-profile users to post rule-violating materials. The company itself admitted:

“We are not actually doing what we say we do publicly.”

“Unlike the rest of our community, these people” — those on the whitelist — “can violate our standards without any consequences.”

Ask yourself: if your personal information is at risk, what does that say about sensitive data such as your financial information?

Precious metals offer a unique benefit not found in many other investment vehicles. When acquiring precious metals, your information is not stored nor shared with any private or public entity. What you do with your gold and where you store your gold is your business.

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