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Internet Privacy | Well There is no privacy at all online

Internet Privacy

Internet privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, re-purposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via the Internet. Internet privacy is a subset of data privacy.

Privacy can entail either Personally Identifying Information (PII) or non-PII information such as a site visitor's behavior on a website. PII refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual. For example, age and physical address alone could identify who an individual is without explicitly disclosing their name, as these two factors are unique enough to typically identify a specific person. 

Privacy concerns exist wherever uniquely identifiable data relating to a person or persons are collected and stored, in digital form or otherwise. In some cases these concerns refer to how data are collected, stored, and associated. In other cases the issue is who is given access to information

Now more than ever, your online privacy is under attack. ISPs, advertisers and governments around the globe are increasingly interested in knowing exactly what you're up to when you browse the internet. Whether you're a political activist or simply someone who hates the idea of third-parties scrutinizing your surfing habits, there are plenty of tools available to keep prying eyes off of your traffic.
 
True privacy online is not viable. You can hide from casual observers, but a motivated person will see through your attempts at anonymization. Web sites want to know all they can about you; consumers generally want to share as little as possible. Complicating matters further are criminals who break into Web sites, steal the information and use it for personal gain. Advertising firms, who stand to gain as much as any from personal data collection, have absorbed the brunt of complaints from privacy critics.



There are many apps and softwares that claim to provide complete anonymity on the internet. Softwares like Tor or other VPNs that are currently being used can provide you with a round about way to surfing the internet in order to try and hide your identity. Which in reality can be passed through and recognize your identity.  So as I have indicated in the title there is no privacy once you are online. Anyone who wants to find your online identity can find you and can also track you to your place from where you access the internet. Which means all the tools or services you paid for for using are just trying to save you from being discovered instead of anonymizing you.
Internet Privacy | Well There is no privacy at all online Internet Privacy | Well There is no privacy at all online Reviewed by Zain Aftab on 10:48 Rating: 5
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