Tools for maintaining privacy on the Web

Tools for maintaining privacy on the Web

There are 7 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Tools for maintaining privacy on the Web. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Virtually everything you do online is scrutinized by search engines and advertising networks that evaluate you as a potential customer based on what you search for, the sites you visit and the ads you see -- whether you click on those ads or not.

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Oakland, CA

#1 Oct 25, 2010
The Santa Cruz Sentinel website puts 16 3rd party cookie folders on your computer.
Whatever

Campbell, CA

#2 Oct 25, 2010
there are sites out there that know everything about you and it isn't always good. Sites like RapLeaf look at your cookies and sell the info to advertisers but you can opt out and you should. Also info sites like Spokeo, People Finders, Intellius etc let you opt out and if you've ever been stalked by someone it's a good idea to get your info removed from them as well. Always remember to wipe out your cookies several times a day and consider Anonymizer software if you can afford it. Trust me it's not being paranoid it's about protecting your privacy since no one asked me if I wanted to be a commodity for advertisers and internet miscreants

Since: Sep 10

Delhi, India

#3 Nov 11, 2010
With digitalization and interagtion of the web privacy issues are rising at steep rate. Everyone of us are aware and if not need to know about the pranksters, hackers on the web who keep watch of all your private information, important data and steal everything. Virus attack is very common so I would say just Be Aware!!!
Googly

Australia

#4 Sep 4, 2013
Hey, let's fight back. But we don't need elaborate defences, we can use the very tools they use to spy on us.
Enter search terms in Gogle that are furthest from your interest and needs. I pick an alphabet letter, say letter C, and enter, say: cromagnon crayon cocoa crepe chili castanets cladding circus.
If a critical mass of people do this every time they log on it will impugn the integrity of the data they hold on us, and maybe they will have to find a different business mode that doesn't burrow unto our heads and steal our thoughts.
ANONANONAONANON

Brentwood, CA

#5 Sep 5, 2013
Googly wrote:
Enter search terms in Gogle that are furthest from your interest and needs. I pick an alphabet letter, say letter C, and enter, say: cromagnon crayon cocoa crepe chili castanets cladding circus.
Great! like "diesel dork dimmable duff dragons" Fantastical search fraze. Screwgoule.
ANONANONAONANON

Brentwood, CA

#6 Sep 5, 2013
Whatever wrote:
there are sites out there that know everything about you and it isn't always good. Sites like RapLeaf look at your cookies and sell the info to advertisers but you can opt out and you should. Also info sites like Spokeo, People Finders, Intellius etc let you opt out and if you've ever been stalked by someone it's a good idea to get your info removed from them as well. Always remember to wipe out your cookies several times a day and consider Anonymizer software if you can afford it. Trust me it's not being paranoid it's about protecting your privacy since no one asked me if I wanted to be a commodity for advertisers and internet miscreants
HEY----------was THAT DBS of ole?
MR HENRY

Nigeria

#7 Sep 16, 2013
Tools for maintaining privacy on the Web..ull story: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Virtually everything you do online is scrutinized by search engines and advertising networks that evaluate you as a potential customer based on what you search for, the sites you visit and the ads you see -- whether you click on those ads or not. call 08162690898...

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