Archive for May 19, 2010

You Are Not Anonymous

May 19, 2010 1 comment

Im probably stepping on egg shells here with this blog post and for all my usual readers I apologize that i have not been on as much the past week. When duty calls and you have to re-decorate; it has to be done!

Getting back to the topic at hand… For those of you who don’t know of “Anonymous”; is a label and Internet meme adopted within Internet culture to represent the actions of many online community users acting anonymously, usually toward a loosely agreed-upon goal. It is generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures.

But I don’t just mean the stupid label. I mean in general, no matter what you do you won’t be anonymous on the internet. Which is also becoming truer in life, as shown above.

Safe surfing is all about minimizing your profile, your identity trail, you details online as you surf on the internet. Every connection you make is recorded by your ISP. The time at which you connected, the length of time spent online etc. Every site you visit using IE or firefox; opera or safari and google chrome, will also record your laptops or your computers IP address.

When you access the website again, your browser sends that information back to the website, so it can know that you have been there before and know what information you looked at previously. This has a marketing use, as websites can build up a profile of your buying habits and tailor banner adverts to your interests. This also means that anyone that uses your computer with you knows exactly what websites you have visited.

This isn’t a normal blog post for me but I gave it a shot.

Check back in the coming weeks for new blog post; How To Become Anonymous

Listening to:

This Boy’s In Love – The Presets


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