This website is meant to serve as a demonstration of about
information (data points) you give away on an average day-to-day internet interaction. While this website
does not collect or fingerprint data from you, numerous other website on the internet do, and freely giving
away this much information is a breach of your right to privacy.
Prevent Data Collection
There are several ways to anonymize your data and minimize the
amount of data that is collected on you. Here are some tips:
- Surf Anonymously Online
If sites can’t see you,
they can’t really track you
this is exactly
where anonymous surfing can be useful. There are many ways to surf anonymously online, but proxy
services and virtual private networks (VPNs) are among the most popular as they hide your IP
your unique identifier on the internet.
- Delete Third-Party Cookies
You should block or delete all third-party cookies to put an end to some
of this tracking. This can
be done by delving into your browser’s settings, or by using cleanup tools like CCleaner which
deletes all cookies by default!
- Use Privacy Extensions/Add-Ons
Since your browser leaks information to sites that can be used to track
or identify you, using a
privacy-focused extension or add-on should stop that from happening. I’d recommend trying HTTPS
Everywhere (encrypts your communications with sites) and Privacy Badger (blocks invisible
trackers, spying ads, third-party cookies, and browser fingerprinting).
- Privatize Your Searches
Use a search engine that doesn’t track you and keeps your searches private, such as
DuckDuckGo. Your personal information isn’t collected or shared with anybody – it doesn’t
Shivam Sinha is a designer and creative coder, based in New
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