How Much Data Does The Internet Hold On You?

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Articles
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Internet PrivacyThe internet is a great place to share your thoughts or photos of special events and celebrations. Many of us regularly upload personal details and images that we are willing to share with our friends using various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

The level of personal data and information that we provide through the internet is used in a variety of ways, some of which we are comfortable with such as providing personal details for account verification or setting up an online account, but there are also legitimate concerns that some of this data is collected and used against our wishes, and this is beginning to make a growing number of us feel more than a little uncomfortable.

Personal financial information should still quite rightly remain off-limits but the details held about you on sites like Facebook are marketing gold, allowing companies who gain access to this data to target people with adverts and offers that match your personal likes and interests.

When you buy a product on a site like Amazon, you will often be offered a similar product the next time you browse the site, which makes perfect sense from a marketing point of view but it also highlights how your personal preferences and information is stored and manipulated.

It raises the question as to exactly how much data does the net hold about you and who is getting to see it? Check out this infographic presented by Whoishostingthis.com to know the answer.

Internet Privacy Infographic

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