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Privacy Protector

May 4, 2017 2:02 PM
Privacy Protector

By Brian Howey Tower Staff Writer We’re going down the rabbit hole again for another round of privacy-protecting pointers. Google’s search tool tracks your browsing history, preferences, and everything you click on while using Google sites and stores it in association with your IP address. That information is sold to third party advertisers who use it to create user-specific advertisements. Google creates “filter bubbles” by presenting search results that its automated system thinks you would prefer, which may differ from what you’re actually looking for. Google is already known for privacy violations, such as the 2013 case in which Google […]

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Are you an information addict?

October 30, 2014 4:43 PM

How many times a day do you check your phone? How about your Facebook and your Twitter? Do you share everything you think is interesting with everyone you know on social networking sites? Most people would have a difficult time counting how often they check their newsfeeds these days. It’s not just boredom, though. It’s about information. Two decades ago, if you wanted information about something you had to work for it. You had to go to a library, find the right books, and manually search them for what you needed to know. Now technology has made information one of […]

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