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Snooping plugins

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The Internet was created for convenience, not security. If you use the Internet as much as anyone on average uses it, then there is a chance that people track your browsing history using viruses, scripts and maybe even a camera. With this information, a person from anywhere in the world can find out everything - who you are, where you live and other personal information.

There are two main ways of surveillance on the Internet:

  • Using viruses on your computer
  • “Listening” for sharing your data on remote servers

Overview of anti-tracking plugins for your browser

Keep my opt-outs plugin (Chrome, IE, Firefox) is a Google product. Turns off the personalization of online advertising based on cockies. The plugin works immediately after installation and does not require configuration (at least for Chrome).

Disconnect (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) - prevents Twitter, Facebook, Goole and other web resources from monitoring you on the network.

Do not track (Chrome, IE9, Firefox, Opera, Safari) - does not allow sending data about you

Ghostery (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) is the most versatile plugin. Provides an easy way to control user tracking websites. It makes it possible to identify and block any tracking carried out not only through cookies, but also using scripts and other methods. Shows which companies are following you on a particular website and provides an opportunity to learn more about them.

It is up to you to decide whether to use such plugins or not, but you should at least know about their existence.

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