#934 - What is a Digital Fingerprint?
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Resistance seems futile
Unless you take extreme and annoying measures, your activity online will be tracked. There's really no way around it.
The good news is that, as I often say, you as an individual just aren't that interesting. No one is tracking you, specifically. However as a consumer, tracking "people like you" is what drives the online advertising market.
For every tracking method we might turn off or block, another technique takes its place. This week's example: digital fingerprinting.
This week's featured article, What is a Digital Fingerprint? dives into the details.
Also this week:
- So. Much. Spam.
- Windows visual tweaks.
- Picking the right protection tool.
As always, links below.
One more week of hiatus. I'm back from my travels, and we hope to record a new episode this week.
What is a Digital Fingerprint?
Another way to track you, sort of.
Digital fingerprints are another way that websites might track you, should they want to. What can you do? Should you be worried?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
I'm Drowning in Spam. What Can I Do?
|Sometimes it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can't stop spam, you can manage it with a good spam filter.|
Controlling Windows Visual Effects
|Windows has long had settings to control certain aspects of the user interface. I'll guide you to a couple of them and explain what the most common settings do.|
How Do I Pick the Right Tools to Protect Windows?
|There are many software programs that protect your system. I'll review how I make my decisions and give you my advice.|
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How Do I Pick the Right Tools to Protect Windows?There are many software programs that protect your system. I'll review how I make my decisions and give you my advice.
Controlling Windows Visual EffectsWindows has long had settings to control certain aspects of the user interface. I'll guide you to a couple of them and explain what the most common settings do.
What is a Digital Fingerprint?Digital fingerprints are another way that websites might track you, should they want to. What can you do? Should you be worried?
I'm Drowning in Spam. What Can I Do?Sometimes it seems like we're drowning in a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can't stop spam, you can manage it with a good spam filter.
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