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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 13. Online Surveillance: How Big a Problem?

You might think that the Internet is a good place to hide. You can browse most websites without entering a single name or password; no one knows that it was you who visited those sites. Even better, you can create any number of fake names and online personas, and pretend to be anyone you want. It’s easy to hide in plain sight.

Except that really isn’t the case. Because of the technology behind the Internet, it’s possible to track virtually everything you do while you’re online. That’s right: Every email you send, every message you create, every website you visit can be tracked. And, with all the personal information you leave behind in your wake, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep your ...

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