After uploading collusion to my computer and browsing the web, I found so many sites/cookie servers tracking me. To name a few, one of them were gravatar.com and doubleclick.net, that were tracking and following me. As soon as one follows you in the site that you are in, another new one will follow you, until a whole cluster of random sites track you down while linking themselves to the site (i.e facebook, twitter, etc) you are in forming a web just like the collusion graph below. It’s pretty scary actually. Privacy is such a major issue, especially when your surfing the internet. You never know what information is being taken from you at any time. Best way to protect yourself is to configure your privacy setting under the preferences of your browser ensuring that no websites are tracking you.

My Collusion Graph:Image

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By: Michelle O’Connell

“Cookie Monster”

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Approved for free cultural works:

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This is a picture of the cookie monster, although its funny, it can be an eye opener to surfers, so that they can be aware of the trackers and delete cookies if necessary.

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By: Paul Williams

“Anonymous Protest – 15th March 2008 – Queen Victoria Street, London”

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Anonymity is highly important to mostly everyone in this world. People want to feel safe and secure within a web community as much as they would in real life. The internet is such a huge thing in today’s society, technology is vastly taking over and we do not realize that many other things within the internet are happening, especially with surveillance that tracks everyone without them knowing.

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