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

  • 2 May 2014
  • 2 replies
  • 2797 views

Userlevel 7
Badge +56
  • Retired Webrooter
  • 6752 replies
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/

2 replies

Userlevel 7
Badge +62
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 .....:( can't even buy vitamins or shop...connivence or privacy...tough call ya think?
Userlevel 7
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 😉

Reply