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When you enter the Internet, check your privacy at the door

26
Feb
2014

There’s almost no privacy when going online, investigative reporter Julia Angwin discovered when looking into what Google and other companies knew about their users. The reporter has published a book – Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance – in which she explains what she did in an attempt to guard her privacy while online, including creating a fake identity for that very purpose, NPR writes. From Google, Angwin learned that she performed about 26,000 searches a month since 2006, saying that she “was amazed at how revealing they were.” In addition to Google though, various other online services track customers including Facebook, Twitter and others, not to mention the NSA, which has been

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