Thought that your browser information was always safe? Think again.
Hello! I just realized that I have a lot of drafts that are stuck in my inbox. I decided to start clearing my inbox and start writing regularly again.
Warning: Not fully finished and a very short article, with a lot of errors, but I hope you get the point!
Imagine if you were sitting in the comfort of your home, searching for your favorite food, creeping on your ex on Facebook, and browsing the web on your secret fetishes. Or what if you’re creeping on someone that you’re jealous of, or someone that you hate, sensitive information that you thought was and always will be private.
Congress recently voted to overturned rules created in the Obama Presidency that required broadband providers to get your permission before selling private user data on a 215–205 vote. Now, Internet service providers will be able to automatically collect information on your browsing history, internet likes and dislikes, health information, mobile usage and your location data.
Before this was passed, it was required that users needed to give broadband providers permission to collect data from internet service providers and advertisers. Now, your service provider could sell your sensitive personal data to the first advertiser that comes calling.
Thought that your secret information and your browser history was safe? Think again! To be honest, none of us have ever never had much online privacy in the first place. Internet service providers have always been able to keep track of your habits through your IP address, see your browser history and share some of that information with advertisers. Without those regulations set by the Obama era, internet providers now have the leeway to be more aggressive with targeted advertising.
Let’s use myself as an example: My internet provider (Spectrum) provides my connection to the internet. My modem router inside my home is assigned to an IP address. Spectrum can see which IP addresses are being used on my account.
When I’m browsing the web through my laptop or my phone, Spectrum routes my laptop’s/phone’s internet traffic to each website I visit. They basically know what devices I’m using and which websites I’m visiting. They keep this data to sell to advertisers.
The new hope on the herizon is in VPNs, or virtual private networks. A virtual private network is a secure, encrypted connection that shields your browsing information and makes it seem like you are in a different location. It can also make sure that no one knows what you are up to.
But hang on for one sec. Even with the VPNs, they are too linked to service providers and can sell you and your information down the river as well. You have to do your research, find a service that you trust, and still practice safety protocols, such as avoiding questionable links and websites. I’ve personally used Hide My Ass VPN services, which is also recommended by PC Mag. I won’t lie, I like the name too!
Your mobile usage and your location data is out there. Details about what your interests, your dislikes, including people that you treated mean is in the open. A list of every website you have ever visited is documented.
Are you ready for your browser history to be on sell to the highest bidder?
Hello There! I’m Alesha! I’m going to change up my bio (kind of long because my LinkedIn profile was recently restricted-Not sure why this happened, but just to get an idea of what I’ve done). This is an another article from the Stuck In My Inbox Series.”
Hello There! I’ve been involved in different businesses in several different capacities from being ceo, coo, co-founder, and more. I’ve learned so much from creating businesses, and I look forward to all the learning experiences I will have from starting new ventures.
With one business I was involved with, we made it possible to install a little device with customized hardware and a SaaS solution implemented to the router, the business owner was able see live data about social media info collected.
With another company, we had professional internet marketing company that focus on digital marketing campaigns, services and jobs such as SEO, PPC, Online Reputation Management, and social media marketing.
With EYT, I oversaw day-to-day operations and keeping the CEO apprised of significant events;Yes I actually talk with my business partner on a daily basis. I created operations strategy and policies; Communicated strategy and policy to employees and interns; Fostering employee alignment with corporate goals; and overseeing human resource management. I also delegate tasks to my team.
My current project is Bones’ Custom Guitar. We create custom guitars for musicians with imported wood. No one Bones’ guitar is the same. We also repair guitars. Jared, my band mate came up with the idea and foundation for Bones’.
Long story cut short. I’ve been playing gigs and booking shoots. My go to guitar, Blu Blu broke during this. When I went to get it repaired in Indy getting it fixed cost way more than the actual cost of the guitar.
It didn’t seem right. After talking with other musicians in Indianapolis, Chicago, Nashville and other cities for second opinions they thought the shop was trying to pull a fast one. So our mission is to offer fair prices for repairs and custom guitars for fellow musicians.
We are both Indy & LA based.
My biggest project currently? I’m also involved in entertainment as an actress, founder, and producer. We are currently producing 2 film projects with one of them having 1 million in financing.