Making Yourself Digitally Invisible
Identity theft and hacking into personal data is here to stay and with the ease the world wide web provides, the dangers continue to grow for anyone who accesses the Net. This snooping has been going on quietly for a long time by governments, corporations, advertisers, hackers, and others interested in this spying and prying art. Two professors from New York University, Finn Brinton and Helen Nissenbaum, wrote Obfuscation as a tool kit for the protection of online personal privacy. This short article gives an overview of some of their advice: a couple of application tools have been suggested. Since most of us are not really that interested in totally disconnecting from the internet at any time soon, no point going back into our caves, their counsel is particularly bench-marked for the little man whose resources for privacy and safety are rather limited.
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