Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tues Tech Tools

Did you know that your computer's browser maintains a history of the websites you ever visit?! Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may keep an electronic log of the sites you enjoy perusing. Until recently, this was all just worthless data. But now some ISPs are considering selling these lists to companies that analyze them and then send targeted ads back to you, which is mass spamming! If you're bothered by this, there is something you can do - Go to vancouver.cs.washington.edu and let the site automatically check whether your ISP is using monitoring devices, and at the same time you will be helping them with their research on this topic!

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