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In order to target their audiences better, companies will pay for information about Internet users, including their age, sex, occupation, interests and, most important, on what they are most likely to spend money. But there are some ways for Internet users to thwart the spies who sell this valuable information about them.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 09, 2012
People use their Internet browsers to conduct searches for the purpose of gaining information, but they are actually giving up as much information about themselves as they’re gathering. Maybe it’s Google and maybe it’s scammers, but somebody is always tracking online movements. They want to know what individuals are searching for, what sites they’re visiting, who they’re talking to and what they’re talking about.
It’s surprisingly easy to determine exactly where people have been on the Internet for the life of their computer. A hard drive, even if it’s cleaned up, records everything the individual has done online, including every site that’s been visited.
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2. Browse anonymously. Every computer has its own identity called an IP address that carries much of the user’s information with it. An IP address can reveal one’s location, age, sex, income and home value information. Services such as hide-my-ip.com cloak one’s identity and keep information private.
3. Delete Ad tracking software for free. Even when cookies are turned off, some websites can install tracking software on a computer to track the user’s every move. Spybot Search and Destroy, for example, will erase these bots and keep the user’s information and computer safe.
4. Erase the search history. Some search engines will store every search the user has made. Those with Google accounts can visit google.com/history, sign in and then click “Remove All Web History.”
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Check out this Power4Patriots blog to learn several ways to keep your identity safe.
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