Jonnybgood

Yahoo

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Using my home computer, I went onto Yahoo this morning and something caught my eye. Over on the right hand side of the page was the weather forecast for my small town, above it was the caption current location. Above that is an ad box, advertising a plumbing site I visited last Monday.

 

I use, Ccleaner, Malwarebytes and Toolwizcare on a regular basis, cleaning out history and cookies, I've used them all during this week.

 

So how is Yahoo tracking me, I find it all very creepy.

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If you have signed into yahoo they will track you and the data is not on your computer. Google is the same.

In google there is an account setting about not keeping history. I assume there is a similar setting in yahoo.

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If you have signed into yahoo they will track you and the data is not on your computer. Google is the same.

In google there is an account setting about not keeping history. I assume there is a similar setting in yahoo.

I don't subscribe to either.

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I think they'll get your habitual surfing and tracking data through cookies and your IP address. I try to always use a VPN to hide my IP from these data thieves, and regularly remove cookies after each session (automatically on firefox). I also make sure i'm logged out of facebook, Google etc if I'm looking at porn lol Of course none of this can stop your ISP from seeing what you're surfing, but at least (I hope) they'll keep your surfing data private. Either way, if you're using the internet, you can never hide from these companies, unless of course you're a hacker level IT expert and know the underground loopholes.

 

Murky business!

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Because it can see yahooooooooouuuuuu  ;)

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I think they'll get your habitual surfing and tracking data through cookies and your IP address. I try to always use a VPN to hide my IP from these data thieves, and regularly remove cookies after each session (automatically on firefox). I also make sure i'm logged out of facebook, Google etc if I'm looking at porn lol Of course none of this can stop your ISP from seeing what you're surfing, but at least (I hope) they'll keep your surfing data private. Either way, if you're using the internet, you can never hide from these companies, unless of course you're a hacker level IT expert and know the underground loopholes.

 

Murky business!

setting up your browser to delete cookies when you exit the browser is one of the simplest ways to protect your identity. not 100 effective but easy to do.

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Install Ghostery   --->  https://www.ghostery.com/en-GB/

 

It's non intrusive and stops websites tracking you (and passing info to yet more sites)  On some sites there are upwards of 25 companies potentially tracking your internet usage.

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I think they'll get your habitual surfing and tracking data through cookies and your IP address. I try to always use a VPN to hide my IP from these data thieves, and regularly remove cookies after each session (automatically on firefox). I also make sure i'm logged out of facebook, Google etc if I'm looking at porn lol Of course none of this can stop your ISP from seeing what you're surfing, but at least (I hope) they'll keep your surfing data private. Either way, if you're using the internet, you can never hide from these companies, unless of course you're a hacker level IT expert and know the underground loopholes.

 

Murky business!

 

yes log out AND clear any cookies facebook leaves cookies that track you even after you have logged out.

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They're just re-marketing ads. Welcome to the internet.

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