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Standard User RobinJack
(newbie) Thu 21-Nov-19 10:01:41
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ISP and Online Privacy? Do we need to care? *DELETED*


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Standard User broadband66
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Nov-19 12:34:56
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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 21-Nov-19 15:50:27
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how to effectively deal with current online privacy threats? It is basic concern. Thank you


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 21-Nov-19 16:04:47
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Securely connecting to a VPN server would prevent your ISP from recording your browsing history but it won't stop the cookies which are often trying to do much the same thing. Often this website shows me adverts for products that I have recently been researching on other websites.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 21-Nov-19 16:37:32
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How to effectively deal with current online privacy threats? It is basic concern.

You have a number of choices on how to fight back, one site to research such stuff is the EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation - https://www.eff.org/

For example:
1) Use EFF's Privacy Badger extension in your browser to break 'tracking' links
2) Use an adblocker to prevent Google and the other big advert vendors tracking you
3) Use a browser that builds in tracking blocking (e.g. Firefox)

These are easier to do on macOS / Windows / Linux than on Android or iOS of course.

To mitigate your ISP tracking you, ensure all websites you use are HTTPS, and that your browser uses DNS -over-HTTPS. Alternatively use a VPN, there are good comments about NordVPN.

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Standard User Malwaremike
(experienced) Thu 21-Nov-19 17:04:16
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I've been using the free Disconnect addon with Firefox for the past month. Its developer says it will "visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history ... Load the pages you go to up to 44% faster and save up to 39% bandwidth."

I haven't had a browsing-related ad since, and pages do load more quickly.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 21-Nov-19 17:52:33
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how to effectively deal with current online privacy threats? It is basic concern. Thank you

Don't go online.....
I'm a little concerned the OP is a software developer in the USA.

Could this just be a trawl for product or market research? Depending partly on whether he is a small firm or part of a large one. The law over there is very different from ours for a start.

This search gives interesting results.

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Standard User MoM
(newbie) Thu 21-Nov-19 19:32:50
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In reply to a post by JohnR:
In reply to a post by RobinJack:
how to effectively deal with current online privacy threats? It is basic concern. Thank you

Don't go online.....
I'm a little concerned the OP is a software developer in the USA.

Could this just be a trawl for product or market research? Depending partly on whether he is a small firm or part of a large one. The law over there is very different from ours for a start.

This search gives interesting results.


This is probably better for a new thread but if Labour do get in and nationalise broadband and things like the snooper charter would have come in with no or minimal objections from the ISP industry.

Just my thoughts on what Politian's call function cream. We want to do this for "the greater good" but in turn it will allow all sorts of other things to be recorded and god knows they will then do next.
Standard User burble
(member) Thu 21-Nov-19 21:33:29
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Just my thoughts on what Politian's call function cream. We want to do this for "the greater good" but in turn it will allow all sorts of other things to be recorded and god knows they will then do next.


'Mission creep', remember the anti terrorist laws being used by councils to track where school children live
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Nov-19 02:56:33
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