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Netspot :Who is tracking you online?

02 February 2013  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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Who Is Tracking You Online?

 

"It's probably not news that your online activity is being tracked by various marketers and sites, but do you know which ones are collecting your personal information and how they are using it? Security and privacy software company ZoneAlarm has created an infographic to educate people on the latest methods of collection.

Sometimes gathering information on your online activities as simple as the Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ buttons you see on just about every site these days. Those buttons don't just allow you to share interesting blog posts with your favorite social network, they also allow those sites to track what pages you visit even if you aren't logged into those social sites or have an account with them. Other times information collection companies rely on embedded code in banner ads that track your visits, preferences, and demographic information."

So says Dan O'Halloran on the Techlicious Blog and then goes on to explain what you can do about Online Ad Tracking. We recommend that you read this to regain some of your privacy online you can do so by clicking here.