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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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Privacy Protector

April 20, 2017 10:50 AM
Privacy Protector

Privacy Tip: Use A Virtual Private Network By Brian Howey Tower Staff Writer A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection between another network and your device via the internet. This encrypted connection is used to forward all of your network traffic through the VPN, adding a layer of privacy to your device. A VPN does NOT make you anonymous. Think of it as curtains for your windows.You may mask your activities within the house with the curtains, but your address is still visible to the outside world. Do not use VPNs that keep traffic logs or are based […]

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