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The magazines you read ,the car you would like to own ,travel plans ,favorite bands. For many of us this information and more can be gleaned from a log of websites we visit. Until recently ,the only people with access to the logs were you and your internet provider (ISP), but gone are the days when ISP"s simply piped the internet to your home. They have woken up to the value of the information and started to selling on the advertisers, who use it to individually tailor ads, often without customers knowledge. They have also been accused of using the data for more dubious purposes. The result is a gathering privacy storm to everybody.

Providers like Google ,yahoo and Microsoft already making billions of euros annually by selling targeted advertisements based on search terms people type in and the text of their emails ,they are limited to data gathered on their sites.

The number one question is by allowing companies to monitor browsing ,users are waiving their privacy protection.....

We now we have in the state of the Utah (USA) a massive compound belonging to NSA (National Security Agency) were emails from across Europe and other continents are stored.

My question is what do you think about your civil rights ? I think social media is amazing but how could we use it for the best interest of all of us.

Thanks for your interest in this message

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Former Member 6 Years Ago
Install ghostery on your browser, a free addon that blocks all or as many trackers as you like so the websites you visit aren't tracked. You can exclude the sites you use for commenting on etc. ETA If you are really concerned about web privacy, the only option at the moment seems to be Tor. It allows anonymous browsing. To get around censorship (in light of the new bans toted by the government), the Pirate Bay has set up a browser. It uses a proxy and allows you to see banned content in your country. As for the wider question, it seems obvious that the government would control the internet if it could. Various attempts have been made to do so, including SOPA, and so far they've failed. But the security services are also happy to monitor everything. Assume everything you write online can be read by someone in authority. We know this much is true already, it's just a question of you being interesting enough to the authorities for them to bother. Most people aren't. There has been talk of setting up a whole new internet, free from spying, although it's just talk so far. Then there's the Deep Web, where the really dodgy stuff goes on, which is still mostly available and anonymous, though mostly unknown to the average web user.