When you think of privacy, you might think more physical privacy, but I am here to shift that privacy thought to the digital aspect. With everything from banking, shopping, movies, or social media, there is an important discussion being had worldwide. This discussion is internet privacy. Believe it or not, websites are rather efficient with tracking browsing data to better focus products for that specific individual. Let’s look at the example of television commercials. We can all agree that television commercials try to target a specific group. You would expect a channel aimed towards children to have advertisements aimed to appeal that younger crowd and rightly so. On the internet, advertisement’s often are different from person to person based on the history of the individual. This is due to the ways websites track and shares what you are doing online to provide more focused advertisements for your interests. Yes, this means Google.com might know a bit more about you than you may imagine or want.
Being informed is the first step for you and hopefully this article provided you with some insight into privacy and the internet. Everyone has their own preferences and remember while online to treat everything you do as if it is all public, there is a good chance it might just be that! Public! Safe surfing folks!
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