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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Can False Digital Footprints Help Bring Your Privacy Back?

Does That Look Like Me?

How planting false digital footprints can help you regain some privacy online

Anna Diamond | September 14, 2015

You know that you’re being watched online. You know that your data is constantly being collected. The lack of privacy that tech users experience on a daily basis on countless platforms—from social media to search engines to retail sites—is obvious. Yet we quietly accept it, because most of us don’t know what else to do.


<more at; related links: (Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest. Finn Brunton. Hardcover release September 4, 2015. [Review: By mapping out obfuscation tools, practices, and goals, Brunton and Nissenbaum provide a valuable framework for understanding how people seek to achieve privacy and control in a data-soaked world. This important book is essential for anyone trying to understand why people resist and challenge tech norms, including policymakers, engineers, and users of technology. (danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens and founder of Data & Society)]) and (NYCDOE_Create the Digital Image You Want); further: (The web has become a hall of mirrors, filled only with reflections of our data. September 9, 2015); further: (5 Ways to Be Completely Anonymous Online. September 21, 2015)>

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