To you what you do on-line may seem some what dull if you was to explain it to others as you browse websites, and post Cat pictures/updates to social networking sites. But the data you generate is a rich trove of information that says more about you than you realize—and it’s a tempting treasure for marketers and government officials alike.

Internet privacy

Every keystroke we type on our PCs, smartphones, and tablets turns into a data point that trackers can easily collect and share. And you effectively agree to such collecting and sharing whenever you sign up for an on-line service and accept its privacy policy. Have you not noticed how after visiting a website that offers a product, all website’s that contain adverts now show such products you recently searched for or similar/rival products within its adverts?

“There’s a pretty big disparity between what folks think their privacy rights are on-line and what they actually are on-line ” says legislative counsel Chris Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union. “They mistake a privacy policy for meaning that they have privacy. That policy is frequently a way to describe the rights you don’t have.” But that is only if the government isn’t running an illegal hacking group and just taking what they want anyway.

” Chinese military engaged in ‘extensive cyber espionage campaign “

Mandiant an American cyber-security firm has linked one of the world’s most prolific groups of computer hackers to the Chinese government, saying in a new report  that an extensive cyber-espionage campaign is being waged from a location near Shanghai. they said it has observed the group of hackers – called the “comment crew” – systematically steal hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations across 20 industries worldwide since 2006, So these Chinese military hackers who were implicated in a broad set of attacks against the U.S. government and corporations were identified because they accessed Facebook from the same network infrastructure they used to carry out their attacks.

Okay so that’s a government funded military hacking group caught due to a slight slip up where they also had to post a cute caturday picture on Facebook , So then we have Hector Monsegur “Sabu”, one of the leaders of the LulzSac hacker movement, he was caught and arrested by the FBI last year and then through his plea deal helped bring down the rest of LulzSac how did they catch such an experienced computer user ? 1 simple slip up he logged into an irc channel without using Tor one time .  Download and use Tor browser

collusion for chrome
collusion chrome

My point being if these two can be caught what by a couple of simple slip ups how much information are we the average normal internet user giving away, we’re being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads.

Interested to know who tracks you?, Okay why don’t you try using a plugin like Collusion for a few days :

Collusion For Firefox

Collusion For Chrome

And lets find out who the biggest big brother is!

By Gareth Davies