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    Browsing History Privacy Gone In US

    Congress has voted today to allow ISP (internet service providers) to sell our browsing histories to advertisers. I suppose it was only a matter of time. This is a very important development in the way of internet privacy. Net neutrality will follow, I'd think.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...g-history-data

    I began using TOR browser tonight along with the duckduckgo search engine (what does that look like, Spot?). If anyone is interested in an alternative to what you're currently using:

    https://www.torproject.org/

    https://duckduckgo.com/?ia=web&atb=v57-7aa

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    Re: Browsing History Privacy Gone In US

    Well now we're leaving the EU UK isp providers will soon be be able to do the same.

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    Re: Browsing History Privacy Gone In US

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I began using TOR browser tonight along with the duckduckgo search engine (what does that look like, Spot?).
    I default to duckduckgo and switch specific queries to google if I need to, mainly for selecting books or news by date range.

    An ISP can only know what you've browsed if you connect your browser with http (port 80). If you have an https secure connection with your browser, the ISP doesn't know the page on the site that you're looking at or the content of the page - all the ISP knows is the IP address you touched.

    If we move ForumGarden to a new host this year we'll make it https by default.

    No ISP has access to your browser's locally-stored history.

    There's a sharing option where you can put your browser history onto your personal cloud to synchronize all your devices. That makes it available to your cloud hosting company, and you can be pretty certain that anyone with government authority can see it too without asking the cloud hosting company (like, for example, Google or Amazon or Microsoft) for access details. I kept noticing that my phone knew what queries I'd googled on my desktop, for example, because Android phones seem closely associated with gmail accounts. I deleted my gmail account and opened one just for my phone, and it's a bare account with nobody sending emails to it except google news notifications.

    It's social media companies and trackers that can sell most informatively to advertisers, not the ISPs.
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