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Interesting article on what it takes to avoid being tracked by marketing companies

One woman's struggle to avoid being identified as pregnant while using the Internet and making online purchases:

 

http://time.com/83200/privacy-internet-big-data-opt-out/

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Re: Interesting article on what it takes to avoid being tracked by marketing companies

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Hey Nic ...Good article and privacy is more important to me then free stuff if you know whatt I mean. Can't trust giving out informations for anything anymore especially with advertisements for free coupons or free trials and after reading this article it's a broad awaking to how to not be tracked online. Seriously I didn't realize the negatives of filling out firms or buying items from Facebook or Amazon or others. Always being tracked .....:smileysad: can't even buy vitamins or shop...connivence or privacy...tough call ya think?
Sherry

   

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Re: Interesting article on what it takes to avoid being tracked by marketing companies

Definitely a good article. Kudos Nic!

 

 I won't be doing a 9 month study, but I do notice the pattern of how different ads will appear both before and after I nuke the history and cookies on various browsers.  The amount of data that is being culled is astounding... and scary!

 

Funny thing is, a lot of those ads are for WSA :smileywink:

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