In light of the NSA's spying on Americans and Google's nosiness, these invasive actions have caused Americans to try and protect their Internet privacy. Pew Research says that 86% of Internet users try to delete or mask their digital footprints. They do so by logging onto networks that cut-off their IP addresses, clear their cookies, and encrypt their emails.
Presumably these fears are also driven by the fact that 21% of Internet users have had their email or social media accounts hacked. So no one is safe.
Even when you delete these cookies, they mysteriously re-appear after you delete them - even after there consecutive deleting operations. DoubleClick is a perfect example:
Here's what people have tried to protect themselves:
Source: Pew Research
What Else Can You Do?
- Encrypt your email
- Encrypt your chats
- Use Private Browsing
- Use a password manager
These are a few ways you can thwart the STEALING of your personal information. Good luck, you'll need it.