PhD Seminars Special Edition - Tracking technologies and protection of your privacy on the Web
March 19, 2018 –
Nataliia Bielova - Research Scientist (CR) at INDES team
Tracking technologies and protection of your privacy on the Web
We all use the Web every day. While we browse the Web, numerous companies are spying on our online activities by using Web technologies: they collect information about pages we visit, buttons we click and text we type. Having all this information collected, they show us advertisements or may ask us to pay a higher price during online shopping. In this talk, I will talk about privacy on the Web, and I will answer the following questions: - Why we should not say “I have nothing to hide” and we should be concerned with our online privacy? - Why once I searched for a product to buy, this product is “following” on every site I visit? - What are the techniques companies use to track me across websites? - How can I protect myself from companies tracking my activities online?