The thumbnail version:

  • We are being tracked online.
  • We should be concerned about it.

The full version: 

An article in the latest weekly newsletter from RGCS of Edinburgh, has an alarming headline, “Forget Hacking, What About Tracking?”

I found the content even more alarming than the headline was hinting it. I cannot adequately summarize the content here other than to list the paragraph titles. I’ve provided the link to the article below and I strongly recommend that you read it. In the meantime, here are the paragraph headings:

  • Why are we being tracked?
  • Why should we be concerned about tracking?
  • Most websites use tracking tools.
  • How are we being tracked?
  • Tracked by mobile apps.
  • How to avoid being tracked.
  • Incognito mode / private browsing.
  • Private browsers.
  • Private extensions for browsers.
  • Will using a VP{N stop you from being tracked?
  • Other privacy tools.

It’s a must-read if you want to understand how vulnerable our digital and internet interaction has rendered us and what you can do to protect yourself and your shop: CLICK HERE.