Posts Tagged ‘browsing habits’

Why it Pays to Read the Privacy Policy Before You Sign Up for a Service

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

This is especially true when signing up for “free” services and programs. Those free services and programs are usually designed to make money in one form or another; whether it’s selling your data or borrowing your bandwidth.

I browse the Firefox add-on store regularly to find out what is new and updated. Discovered the add-on Zapyo in the store which promises “Internet without restrictions”. It is not only available for Firefox but for all major browsers including Chrome and Internet Explorer. The service is not offering VPN-like functionality but acts as a proxy for users so that blocked or restricted contents can be accessed (so that traffic flows through their servers).

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Google to Start Paying You to Monitor Your Browsing Habits

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

It’s kind of cool that Google is at least offering to pay people for this information … but also kind of sad to watch the internet slowly morph into a gigantic market research tool.

As soon as you start using the Internet, your actions are tracked by specialized companies. This not only includes web server logs but also third party tracking through advertisement, social networking scripts and other third party scripts.

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