Privacy? Never heard of it.

As years pass by, the world’s innovations get better and advanced, but with that our privacy gets tracked more and more, every day. Just think about how much information you’ve given away to the world of internet with just your Facebook account. There are millions of tracking devices used by millions of websites. The Belgium University of Leuven has revealed the boundless use of a technique called “canvas fingerprinting” that tracks our activities on websites without our permission and awareness.


Hey, do you want a cookie?

Cookies are small but very effective files that are stored on an individual’s computer. They hold a simple amount of particular data by the Web site. When the user requests another page from the same Web site, the browser uses the cookie and it knows that the request was made by the same user. Cookies are extremely helpful, we probably wouldn’t be as fast as we are now on our website logins.
Though, there are cookies for bad use too. They can also access to your whole records on a website. These are called “tracking cookies” and these cookies has access to all your browsing history and your records. These cookies can even lead to access information data.


Fingerprinting

Instead of depending on cookies, some websites use browser fingerprinting to uniquely identify an individual and their records. Present day computers have come up with a new fuck life hardware that greatly speeds up the process to draw pictures on the screen, called graphics chips, made by companies such as NVidia. These hardware made perfectly working games, but also they are used to speed your browsing today’s high technology computers.
Though the broad assortment of this hardware and software means that different computers will make pictures of your browsing history in various ways.
On its own, it is not enough to particularly identify an individual. But when it’s joined with information such as the browser name, it can be arranged as a particular “fingerprint” of a user’s search history and records.


The greatest trick of the 21st century has been on gathering and manipulating our personal information and other billions of people, with a very high level of detail that most companies can only dream of accessing. The trick to trap the innocent people on the internet is found to be providing share pages, like YouTube, of amazing cat videos is an enough of a pitfall that most of us, unfortunately fall into.

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