Ways to protect your online search history?


HISTORY WOULD BE UP FOR SALE. NEWS 8 IS ON YOUR SIDE TONIGHT WITH WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF. THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU DO ONLINE. EVERYTHING YOU SEARCH FOR. ALL THROUGH INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, ISP’S, COMPANIES LIKE VERIZON, AT&T AND COMCAST, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SELL THE INFORMATION THEY COLLECT ON YOUR SEARCH HISTORY WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.>>YES, YOU COULD EXPECT TO BE TARGETED BY MORE ADVERTISERS, IN A WIDER RANGE AS WELL. BRIAN: SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR WEBSITES ARE ALREADY SELLING OUR INFORMATION.>>TO BE HONEST, WE’RE ALREADY USED TO BE USING FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, WHICH ALREADY TRACKS ALL OF OUR INFORMATION WHICH IS ALREADY SELLING IT AND PROFITING ON IT BY SENDING TARGETED ADS TO US DIRECTLY. BRIAN: THAT’S WHY IF YOU SEARCH A PRODUCT ONLINE, ADS FOR THAT SAME PRODUCT POP-UP ON OTHER SITES YOU VISIT. FOR THE AVERAGE COMPUTER USER, THE WAYS TO STOP YOUR ISP FROM TRACKING YOU ARE LIMITED AND DIFFICULT.>>THERE’S REALLY NOT A GOOD FREE WAY OF DOING IT. WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF CHOICE. YOU NATURALLY ONLY HAVE ONE OR TWO PHONE PROVIDER, ONE OR THREE AT THE MOST DIFFERENT PLACES YOU CAN GET YOUR INTERNET IN YOUR HOME. BRIAN: TOOLS AND TRIPS TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVATE SAT ONLINE SEARCH HISTORY COULD VARY GREATLY, DEPENDING ON

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