Archive for February 5, 2013
As humans, it is our nature to protect, to hold personal information very close and to share only what is necessary. When using the Internet, we must throw out the concept of anonymity, for no matter where we are in cyberspace, our history is tracked and recorded. Every transfer of information over the Internet must include the capture of the IP address. Some examples of automatic logging include visiting a website, sending or receiving email, using a chat room, or reading and posting to newsgroups. Poor IP address privacy occurs when information is distributed to a third party is when visiting a website and that site participates in banner ad networks where the ads are served from a third party site. This third party site retrieves the IP address through use of a web scraping tool when it sends the ad. This information is used to measure the number of ad views and calculate click through rates. Websites pull user information through web data mining, the task of automatic analysis of large quantities of data to extract information. To avoid IP address transfer, or to perform anonymous browsing or anonymous surfing without sharing user information or IP address info, use IP address privacy software or online privacy software. This software enables web users to be invisible. This doesn’t mean users intend to do anything wrong, but rather, wish to protect their right to privacy. IP address privacy software can protect you by preventing identity theft by making you anonymous on the web. And IP address privacy software hides or erases traces that computers save during and after internet sessions.