"anonymous" web tracking dropping the pretense

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"When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s 'number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.'

"But this summer, Google quietly erased that last privacy line in the sand – literally crossing out the lines in its privacy policy that promised to keep the two pots of data separate by default. In its place, Google substituted new language that says browsing habits “may be” combined with what the company learns from the use Gmail and other tools."

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  • Posted by ScaryBlackRifle 1 year, 8 months ago
    Simple (for now) change your search engine to "Duck Duck Go" and move to the TAILS ( https://tails.boum.org/ )operating system, which completely erases your tracks.

    It means you'll have to key in your passwords more often ... but that has the happy side-effect of making them easier to remember.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 8 months ago
      You can use the tor browser without switching to a self-contained operating system, though it doesn't hurt to have it in tails bootable form for when you especially need it.

      You can also use Ixquick and StartPage for secure search engines, but remember for any of them to use the secure links to pages or you will be tracked from that point on.

      Also OpenDNS to make secure connections.

      But this is a much bigger battle than enduring nuisances just to function in relative privacy. with both corporations and the government bent on tracking everything. They have more means to break through privacy and security than you can imagine (unless you are a Clinton using a private server for "simplicity" to violate the Espionage, Federal Record Keeping and Freedom of Information Acts, and have learned your lesson to not do dumb things susceptible to Wikileaks). usoft has even been reported as part of a 'research' project to use signatures within the hardware of your computer to get around your blocking cookies, etc.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 8 months ago
      You can use the tor browser without switching to a self-contained operating system, though it doesn't hurt to have it in tails bootable form for when you especially need it.

      You can also use Ixquick and StartPage for secure search engines, but remember for any of them to use the secure links to pages or you will be tracked from that point on.

      Also OpenDNS to make secure connections.

      But this is a much bigger battle than enduring nuisances just to function in relative privacy. with both corporations and the government bent on tracking everything. They have more means to break through privacy and security than you can imagine (unless you are a Clinton using a private server for "simplicity" to violate the Espionage, Federal Record Keeping and Freedom of Information Acts, and have learned your lesson to not do dumb things susceptible to Wikileaks). usoft has even been reported as part of a 'research' project to use signatures within the hardware of your computer to get around your blocking cookies, etc.
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