Someone’s always looking over your shoulder…

Boo!I have been reading a lot about privacy on the internet and have come to the conclusion that there is none.

Oh sure, all those privacy statements on the websites we visit assure us that our privacy is being protected, but I don’t believe it for a second.

Each of us has an IP address that, in most cases, ties right back to our real identities and that is just to tempting for most marketeers.

Right now, I imagine that there is a huge database collecting every bit of information that I willingly provide online. All these bits and pieces of data are providing a pretty clear picture of my likes and dislikes to any marketer.

Unfortunately, there is no effective way in which to cover your tracks. Sure you can use a “blind” proxy server that will create a new IP for you. These seem to work, however, they are also gathering information on you as you use them.

The really, really paranoid stay off the web altogether, or they start Blogs… However, for most of us this is not an option, we need the internet to send and receive mail, do research, watch YouTube or play online games.

It’s hard to believe that ten years ago most of us didn’t even know what the internet was. Now, it is critical to our daily lives and the price we pay, unfortunately, is our privacy.

2 Responses to “Someone’s always looking over your shoulder…”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps we should take a second look at Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in
    “Conspiracy Theory”

  2. Peter McGarvey says:

    Yes, after his comments to the arresting officers last summer Mel seems to know a lot about conspiracies.

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