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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 06-17-2015 11:47 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2015 11:47 PM

We all complain sometimes about why we may do a certain search string in the internet and then ads pop up from that same search string when visiting unrelated sites. That’s basically because your search information was store in tracking cookies from a website we’ve visited.

I did a search on unfinished furniture recently for a lady in Atlanta wanting to add a line of it in her business. For a week after that search I had piles of unfinished furniture sites ads showing up on ever site I visited that allows ads. I can’t use an ad blockers because some of the sites I have to visit have a secured popup login banner including our business intranet.

How safe are our personal lives in the internet? I watched this documentary today and it was interesting. They also touch on tracking cookies we have to live with. It’s called Inside The dark Web.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 12:06 AM

Look what comes with our LJ website, Read the privacy policy.
Go to the paragraph that says:

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

Select the ”click here” option.

Now see how many NAI Members are collecting your info!
I suggest opting out of these companies.
Check back often as they seem to re-up.

Hint: Turn off your adblock and ghostery before opting out, be sure to turn them back on afterwards

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 12:18 AM

And that can be every website you visit. I think most people have no idea their computer has an ip number that is basically their computers address in the internet.

Go to this website and it’ll instantly give your computers ip number. Every website you visit logs your ip number and can trace your computer back to your isp. Anyone wanting to know more about you can do it through your ip number if they have the knowledge to do it.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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