BC: Description:Computer Date:September 19, 2007 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/lastquest/1408755246/ | Description:Search Engine Date:January 10, 2010 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/14592161@N06/4264458679 | Description:Pop-up ad Date: December 28, 2010 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/28073657@N07/5301395542 | Description:Email symbol Date:January 15, 2007 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/25188498@N03/5341765493 | Description: Someone on computer Date:December 30, 2008 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/45842803@N00/3399410617 | Description:Looking through spy glass Date:July 13, 2002 Found at;http://www.flickr.com/photos/7503937@N04/2679622216 | Description:Advertisement Date:July 1959 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/34382775@N06/4287744448 | Description:Antivirus software Date:August 26, 2012 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/30571787@N00/7864654174 | Description:Cookies Date:August 14, 2007 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/47183913@N00/1117398599 | Description:Toolbar Date:June 15, 2007 Found at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/65919269@N00/557840620
FC: How to Limit Data Collection
1: Avoid “too good to be true” products, deals, and opportunities. Once you have confirmed your email address, they are likely to sell your email address to other companies.
2: Examine sites’ privacy policies before you reveal any information on the site avoid using sites that will share your data with others.
3: Make sure you have antivirus software, and that it also protects against spyware, programs that secretly collect your data.
4: Cookies- Data files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain sites. | Disable Internet “cookies,” so that companies cannot put tracking devices on your computer. Sites will not be able to remember your preferences as well this way, which is something to consider.
5: Avoid using the same site for both your email and your search engine. | Email accounts require a log in, so company trackers can be connected to your email also when you use the search engine.
6: Avoid downloading search engine toolbars. They can collect information about your web surfing habits.
7: Investigate computer applications that block pop-up ads.