Does the Concept of Private Browsing Exist at all? [Infographic]

It is not an unknown fact that browsing the web is never totally a private affair. But did you also know how much of personal data you’re giving away in the process? With just a bit of coding, websites can easily determine almost all your computer details and specifications. The sum of all these data is known as your Digital Footprint, which could be used to track your movements across the web. This data can be used to distinguish one browser from the other as over 80% of browsers are unique.

For webmasters, this type of data is precious as it can be used to optimize their websites to pull more traffic. Even to advertisers, such detailed information is valuable, for they can target their ads to the niche demographic, who are most likely to respond to them.

The NSA is also gathering information on people’s activities online, collecting their personal data and even reading their private emails.

Protecting the privacy of your personal data is important. The UN has voted for the the same right to privacy online as we have offline, and has called on member countries to be transparent in their gathering of personal data and exactly how they plan to use it.

However, while the UN resolution carries political baggage, it’s not legally binding to its members. Instead, we’re left to take measures to protect our privacy on our own.

You can refer to the infographic given below to explore some of the options which could be used to make your digital footprint more anonymous and private:

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  • Ilya Geller

    Of course it does! Everything is discovered and patented long ago.

    The Era of Absolute Privacy is coming! No need in cookies or browsing history anymore.
    I discovered and patented how to structure any data: Language has its own Internal parsing, indexing and statistics. For instance, there are two sentences:
    a) ‘Fire!’
    b) ‘Dismay and anguish were depicted on every countenance; the males turned pale, and the females fainted; Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle grasped each other by the hand, and gazed at the spot where their leader had gone down, with frenzied eagerness; while Mr. Tupman, by way of rendering the promptest assistance, and at the same time conveying to any persons who might be within hearing, the clearest possible notion of the catastrophe, ran off across the country at his utmost speed, screaming ‘Fire!’ with all his might.’
    Evidently, that the phrase ‘Fire!’ has different importance into both sentences, in regard to extra information in both. This distinction is reflected as the phrase weights: the first has 1, the second – 0.02; the greater weight signifies stronger emotional ‘acuteness’.
    First you need to parse obtaining phrases from clauses, for sentences and paragraphs.
    Next, you calculate Internal statistics, weights; where the weight refers to the frequency that a phrase occurs in relation to other phrases.
    After that data is indexed by common dictionary, like Webster, and annotated by subtexts.
    This is a small sample of the structured data:
    this – signify – : 333333
    both – are – once : 333333
    confusion – signify – : 333321
    speaking – done – once : 333112
    speaking – was – both : 333109
    place – is – in : 250000
    To see the validity of technology – pick up any sentence.

    Do you have a pencil?

    All other technologies depend on spying, on quires, on SQL, all of them, finding statistics. See IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo? Apache Hadoop and NoSQL? Mu technology is the only one that obtains statistics from texts themselves.
    Being structured information will search for users based on their profiles of structured data. Each and every user can get only specifically tailored for him information: there is no any privacy issue, nobody ever will know what the user got and read. (By the way – no spam! You get only what you need.)
    My technology exploits the Laws of Nature, which determine the inner construction of all Languages: I came from Analytic Philosophy, from Internal Relations Theory.

    There is no sense to waste money spying on Internet anymore! For what? No commercial purpose.