Do You Know Me?

Internet anonymity is, in essence, the subject of Internet privacy and its issues. It is a process by which users sends messages online without revealing their true identity. Whatever information that is not revealed is is controlled by users themselves. However, are we really safe on the Internet?

  1. The common users are not anonymous for the police and governments. In today’s world, it is very easy to track someone down with the various tools available online and offline. On the other hand, there are a bunch of people who are truly anonymous: professional cyber criminals. This group of people are the truly anonymous people on the web as they know what to do to hide their real identity on the Internet. Hence, the reason why we have millions of malicious programs and internet attacks every year without knowing who’s behind them.
  2. Everytime you’re logging into the net, you’re using your given unique identification to connect to your Internet Service Provider. They know your real identity through that.
  3. Another way people try to hide their real identity is though the use of a different persona. It literally means “mask” although it does not usually refer to a literal mask but to the “social masks” all humans supposedly wear.

The reality of Internet anonymity is that it will be a subject of heated discussion for years to come. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways Internet users can take to protect their identity from easy detection.

Disabling cookies is the single most common way to further help you in maintaining an anonymous identity over the Internet. A cookie is a string of information that a web server sends to your computer to store information, such as a verification that you’ve successfully logged in to a web site. While cookies are important for logging in to many pages, they can also be used to keep site statistics and track web activity.

These are just a few tips on keeping yourself safe on the Internet. The most important tool would be idea-sharing amongst the masses, so what do you do to protect yourself?

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