“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it,” Scott McNealy said of online privacy back in 1999, a view the former CEO of the now-defunct Sun Microsystems reiterated in 2015. Despite the hue and cry his initial remarks caused, he’s been proven largely correct.
Cookies, beacons, digital signatures, trackers, and other technologies on websites and in apps let advertisers, businesses, governments, and even criminals build a profile about what you do, who you know, and who you are at very intimate levels of detail. Remember that 2012 story about how Target could tell a teenager was pregnant before her parents knew, based on her online activities? That is the norm today. Google and Facebook are the most notorious commercial internet spies, and among the most pervasive, but they are hardly alone.
The technology to monitor everything you do has only gotten better. And there are many new ways to monitor you that didn’t exist in 1999: always-listening agents like Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri, Bluetooth beacons in smartphones, cross-device syncing of browsers to provide a full picture of your activities from every device you use, and of course social media platforms like Facebook that thrive because they are designed for you to share everything about yourself and your connections so you can be monetized. Trackers are the latest silent way to spy on you in your browser. CNN, for example, had 60 running when I checked recently.
Apple’s Safari 14 browser features the built-in Privacy Monitor that really shows how much your privacy is under attack today. It is pretty disconcerting to use, as it reveals just how many tracking attempts it thwarted in the last 30 days, and exactly which sites are trying to track you and how often. On my most-used computer, I’m averaging about 125 tracking deflections per week.
Some times its a pain in the ass to read what website owners wrote but this web site is really user genial! .
I am no longer certain where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend a while finding out much more or working out more. Thanks for great information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.
I gotta favorite this web site it seems very helpful very helpful
I am glad to be one of several visitors on this outstanding site (:, regards for putting up.
I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again
I cling on to listening to the news bulletin talk about receiving free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you tell me please, where could i find some?
ivermectin tablets for sale canada ivermectin tablets for humans
389935 835546I like this web site because so much utile stuff on here : D. 517685
245130 735500Greetings! Quick question thats completely off topic. Do you know how to make your website mobile friendly? My internet site looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone. Im trying to uncover a template or plugin that may well be able to correct this problem. In case you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks! 992738
520444 902507How may be the new year going? I hope to read more fascinating posts like last year 731783
142902 73420I consider something genuinely special in this internet site . 439662
638094 411677There some interesting points over time here but I dont know if I see them all center to heart. There exists some validity but Let me take hold opinion until I look into it further. Extremely good post , thanks and now we want far more! Included with FeedBurner at exactly the same time 956181