| ||Ask HN: How do you protect your privacy online?|
4 points by barking 1576 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite |
|On cryptome's home page ( http://cryptome.org/ ) it has this statement at the top|
"Privacy, anonymity and security services are deceptive, protect yourself."
This struck a chord with me because lately I have been becoming creeped out by the way I'm being profiled based on my online activity.
I don't like the fact that google, for example, gives me results that it thinks might be of interest to me or that the ads on sites that I visit for the first time are already tailored to my tastes.
Even if you don't allow cookies or you have a dynamic ip, just the information sent by your browser about your setup can be enough, apparently, to attach a unique identity to your machine.
To guard my privacy I had been thinking about signing up for one of the services that offers privacy but as the old phrase says "who guards the guards"?
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