Coincidences do not exist on the Internet. Probably finish of booking a flight or a room of hotel online , and immediately start receiving emails about travel and vacations. Or perhaps you have been looking for information about a shop car and when you visit other pages you realize that you are serving ads on cars.‘s not mere coincidences . They are simply following your trail by the Network . Your privacy is exposed. Each time you visit a website, cookies are stored on your computer, the IP address from which you are connected is recorded and there are even tools to relate that information with your name and other information you enter in online forms.
Many of these cookies not even come from the same place you’re visiting, but others (ad networks and audience analysis companies). You can always set your browser to reject third party cookies , but block party cookies can be cumbersome or even impossible to access certain pages. In addition, the browser should select the option to delete cookies when you close the program. You can also use mode private browsing including browsers when you walk into Gmail or Facebook. All that can help protect your privacy.The tools to track the behavior of Internet users are becoming more sophisticated.
With the popularization of tablets and smartphones, tracking each person is no longer limited to do with your computer, it may be covering multiple devices. For example, Google is not just a search engine, it also has a social network ( Google Plus ) offers a webmail service ( Gmail ) and runs an application store for Android ( Google Play ), but also owns one of the largest networks advertising on the Internet, thanks to the acquisition of DoubleClick . All information collected from different sources and tapering crosses.Facebook is not far behind the Like button and Facebook Connect service. You can use your Facebook identity to sign elsewhere. It’s very comfortable, but much less private.
The Foundation Electronic Frontier (EFF) provides an interesting tool called HTTPS Everywhere , using extensions to Firefox and Chrome to redirect the most popular sites such as Wikipedia or Google, to a secure connection. If you want to prevent Google registering your interest, you can always turn to a search engine designed to protect the privacy of the Internet called DuckDuckGo . Or, if you have no choice but to use the Google search engine, you can access it via a secure page as Startpage avoiding scans and automatic data collection. Finally, there anonymizers , which masks the IP address from which you are connected. One of the most effective is Anonimizer , subject to charges. Others are free, asAnonymouse and HideMyAss , if a little limited.