Internet And Privacy Issues

Cookie proliferation

The unseen cookie software that tracks your browser and personal data are likely to multiply in 2016. Your system is liable to accumulate more cookies. The truth here is “Advertising companies, marketers, and other data profiteers depend on cookies to no more on your identity”, learning what you may be interested in shopping. Five (5) to ten (10) years ago, if you opened some specific websites in your web browser, you would get cookie from their advertising/marketing agents, maybe a couple, and that would basically be it.

Seizing cloud data

You loving how easy it is to grab date through cloud services-and so do law enforcement agencies. Gartner predicts that 36% of the U.S. consumer content will be stored in the cloud by 2016.

But whether you use email service, storing files in Google Drive, or upload, everything you write, or post gets stored in a server belonging to the online service and not to you. The only true protection is to understand that anything you put up there can be accessed by somebody else.

Location data betrayal

Your mobile phone is the primary Nosy Parker, but your location you post to social networking websites are revealing sources, too. Showing your whereabouts get easier as other location-beaming devices from smarter watches to Google Glass to smarter cars come online.

“When you leave your house and go to a friend’s house, run every day jobs, visit a lover-whatsoever you do-if your Geo-location is tracked and recorded, senior policy analyst Jay Stanley of ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Program says that’s a lot of information about you,”.

Equipped with this data, advertisers might (for example) send you promotions for nearby businesses, wherever you are.

Data never forgets a face

Posting and tagging photos online may feel like fun, but behind the scenes it helps build a facial recognition catalog which makes escaping notice increasingly difficult for anyone.

“Most consumers are in the leading facial recognition database in the world, which are the social networking websites,” the enormous quantity of photos uploaded to this websites makes it a giant-for the privacy issues surrounding this technology.

If these social networking websites uses this data strictly to help you find other people you know on their website, it might be okay. But Lynch says that when social networking websites sells user information to third parties, picture data may be integrated-and the sanctity of the information later is uncertain. “Social networking websites says they take concern in protecting the data, but we don’t know how they do it,” she says.