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BC: Computer Setup, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/35448539@N00/5182252161, taken Nov. 16, 2010 File cabinets, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/87434398@N00/113152393, taken March first 2000 First picture of tracks, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/4595399498, taken May 10, 2010 Second tracks, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53625962@N00/3247759637, taken Jan. 31, 2000 Locked computer, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/43921439@N02/5601416590, taken April 8, 2011

FC: Data Collection Limitation Tips

1: An easy way to stop some of your sites from saving cookies is to use privacychoice.org. | Every time you visit a website, unless you disable them, cookies are placed on your computer. Cookies are data files that contain information about your last visit to a site.

2: Don't click pop-ups. These pop-ups could place a virus on your computer or track the activity on it. They can gain a lot of data on you that way

3: If a message appears telling you that encrypted items were not downloaded, do not turn around and download them. These images may have data tracking software in them! They can track every click and keystroke you make on that site.

4: If you are asked to enable an auto-sign-in, don't. It is another way that data collection could occur. If enabled, just go to your settings and disable it. This could make it easy for you to be tracked, or have your account stolen. Imagine not being able to log in.

5: Don't download search engine tool bars. These tool bars can contain data tracking software designed to monitor what is done on your computer's IP address.

6: Never use the same browser for your search engine and email. This makes it easier to collect personal information.

7: Don't click on random advertisements. Just like the photos, they can track your actions.

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