Protect Your Online Privacy (Notes)

Notes: Articles about tracking and invasion of online privacy

“Information about keywords in search queries, email messages, cookies, location data and video viewing habits are all used by Google to build up a profile on each of its millions of users…in order to tailor adverts to their preferences.”      (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30492833)

“According to CBP (the Dutch Data Protection Authority), the problem doesn’t just affect people who are logged into a Google account, but also those who use Google’s search engine…”  (http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-facing-15m-dutch-fine-over-privacy-changes/)

“In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, Facebook is no longer relying solely on what Facebook users reveal about themselves.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/technology/facebook-expands-targeted-advertising-through-outside-data-sources.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)

guy-fawkes-mask-3Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up Parliament in London on November 5, 1604.  The  Guy Fawkes mask was introduced in the movie V for Vendetta, based on the comic by Alan Moore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore), and the mask is often known now as the V for Vendetta mask.  It was associated with the Occupy movement, as in Occupy Wall Street, and now is often associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous.

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