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Internet privacy, also called virtual private network, is about the safe-keeping of information that you enter on the Internet. It applies to both the information you view and the data you send through the Internet. And now there is even more concern about the private aspect of the Internet: namely, the possibility of hackers stealing your Internet username and password, access to your data files, and even the ability to make changes to your Internet browser settings.
There is a lot at stake when it comes to online privacy. Internet privacy has been an issue since the very beginning of the Internet. When you browse the Internet, a lot of personal and financial information about you gets transmitted through your Internet connection. This has always been a major concern, with personal data and online privacy all potentially at stake. Today, you can take several steps to improve the privacy of your Internet browsing experience, even while remaining secure.
The most fundamental step for improving your Internet privacy is to get rid of any cookies, tags, or other tracking devices from your computer, which automatically increases the volume of data sent back to the web servers. Without these “cookies,” you are effectively blind to who is observing your browsing habits online, and in turn, you cannot improve your privacy. But what exactly are cookies? They are small pieces of information that are transferred along with your URL during your Internet browsing session. These data collectors may include things like: search history, visited web pages, stored passwords, and various other details.
One effective way to combat the threat posed by Internet tracking and cookies is to have your browser set to accept ad personalization. With this type of opt-out, the advertisers will only be able to send you advertising related to interest you have expressed, rather than sending you all sorts of ads you have never seen before. For example, if you had an interest in financial services, you could simply instruct your browser to only allow advertisers promoting financial products.
Fortunately, there are a few very easy steps you can take to better protect your privacy while online. First, you can instruct your browser to deny all pop-up advertisements, including those which may be related to the content on your website. Second, you can instruct your browser to only allow secure connections to the internet, and to treat all secure data packets as confidential. Finally, you can instruct your browser not to store sensitive information about yourself or other individuals.
As far as protecting your identity while you are online, this is where things get a bit tricky. You can prevent identity theft through “profile security.” Most internet privacy policies do not go into detail about this feature, but you can instruct your browser to refuse all request for personal information from you unless it is truly necessary for you to provide that information. For example, if you require me to verify my email address before I can send you business emails, you can tell your browser not to allow that request unless I provide you my valid email address. Similarly, if I am offering financial products or other services to you through the internet, you can instruct your browser not to make that request unless you have provided you with a secure payment processor such as PayPal.
The above are two of the most effective methods for preventing identity theft. Other methods such as creating a new email account and setting up an entirely separate password free of all websites that you visit may be more effective. However, these steps may be too extensive for some users. In that case, the most effective means of protecting your privacy while online is using a browser that combines two different technologies-the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Microsoft internet explorer 9 web browser. Although Microsoft internet explorer 9 web browser lacks many of the features that its rival offers, it does include the most up-to-date version of the Windows operating system and an updated version of the Windows Task Manager.