|Picking up your breadcrumbs
Is it really worth protecting your privacy online? That may seem a strange question considering the amount of media articles on internet fraud and theft. However what is the likelihood of your online security being breached? Most attempts by criminals to get us to part with our hard earned money are crude and in some instances comical. With a modicom of common sense you can protect yourself.
The modern commercialisation of the internet though is a different matter. The tracking of your activity online and sharing that information with other interested third party providers, to ensure advertisements and offers are targeted toward your interests is a true nuisance. Have you wondered why a particular manufacturer’s advertising always seems to pop up on multiple websites? It’s not just because they are doing a blanket online campaign. Go here and see how many trackers are following you.
Online Privacy Tools
There are some key tools that you can use though to minimise disruption to your browsing and allow you to control what data share. Below are some of the tools I have found invaluable. Most are free though some suggest a donation, which I would recommend.
Using the correct browser
Ghostery - Tracker blocker, browser Plugin
'HTTPS Everywhere - Secure browsing
Ad Block - Stop advertisements on webpages
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