October 16, 2012

How to Surf the Web Like a Spy

Kim Komando, USA Today

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Tracking companies, search engines and social networks try to learn your habits for advertising purposes. Your Internet service provider monitors every move to make sure you're not doing anything illegal. A government analyst somewhere might think you're "interesting" because of a suspicious phrase you used in a tweet. On the other side of the law, there are scammers and hackers waiting to pounce on any opportunity to steal your identity and your money.

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TAGGED: privacy, how to, internet


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