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  • 1.Accessing individuals’ private e-mail conversations, computer records and sharing this information2. Knowing or tracking where a person is tracking his mobile or paging devices3. Using the customer info from many sources to market additional business services4. Collecting cell no’s, e-mail add, credit no to build fake profiles

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  • 1. Privacy Issues and Internet Privacy
    By,
    Vinyas S
  • 2. Information technology
    -> Collects, stores, integrates and retrieves data and information
    Store and Retrieve information!!!
    -> a Negative impact on right to Privacy???
    Introduction
  • 3. The ability of an individual or group to secluded themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal it selectively
    A personal, subjective condition. One person cannot decide for another what his or her sense of privacy should be
    Privacy is sometimes related to anonymity, the wish to remain unnoticed or unidentified in the public
    What Is Privacy?
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  • 4. Violation of Privacy
    Computer Monitoring
    Computer Matching
    Unauthorized Personal Files
    Eg. for Privacy Issues
  • 5. How our Personal Information Gets Revealed
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  • 6.
  • 7. Internet Service Providers (ISP) always know your IP address and the IP address to which you are communicating
    ISPs are capable of observing unencrypted data passing between you and the Internet, but not properly-encrypted data
    They are usually prevented to do so due to social pressure and law.
    By ISP
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  • 8. May be inappropriately spread by the original receiver
    May be intercepted
    May be legally viewed or disclosed by service providers or authorities
    By Email
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  • 9. Any member of the list or group could collect and distribute your Email address and information you post
    By Discussion groups
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  • 10. Most web browsers can save some forms of personal data, such as browsing history, cookies, web form entries and password
    You may accidentally reveal such information when using a browser on a public computer or someone else's.
    By Internet Browsers
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  • 11. Cookies are data packets sent by a server to a web client and then sent back unchanged by the client each time it accesses that server
    Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts
    Cookies are only data, not programs nor viruses
    What are cookies?
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  • 12. A Sample of Cookie
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    -->If you type JavaScript:alert(document.cookie)into the address bar, when logged onto a site, it is possible to see the cookies which have been set from that domain.
  • 13. Search engines have and use the ability to track each one of your searches (e.g. ,IP address, search terms, time)
    By Search Engine
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  • 14. “August, 7, 2006, AOL apologized for releasing search log data on subscribers that had been intended for use with the company's newly launched research site. Almost 2 weeks before that, AOL had quietly released roughly 20 million search records from 658,000 users on their new AOL Research site. The data includes a number assigned to the anonymous user, the search term, the date and time of the search, and the website visited as a result of the search.”
    What search engines did?
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  • 15. Web bugs:
    -> A graphic (in a Web site or a graphic- enabled email) that can confirm when the message or Web page is viewed and record the IP address of the viewer
    Third party cookies:
    -> Comes from web page may contain images or advertisements
    By indirect Marketing
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  • 16. Employers and school officials are increasingly sensitive to the messages you convey in social networks 
    By Social Networks, Blog & Personal Websites
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  • 17. Want to be a hacker?
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  • 18. By Cybercrime
    Spywaretakes advantage of security holes by attacking the browser and forcing it to be downloaded and installed and gather your information without your knowledge 
    Phishingoccurs when a criminal lures the victim into providing financial or personal data
    Pharmingoccurs when criminals plant programs in the victim’s computer which re-direct the victim from legitimate Web sites to scam look-alike sites
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  • 19. Solutions to Protect Online Privacy
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  • 20. Cookie Controls
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  • 21. Other Technical Resorts
    Anti-virus software
    Firewalls
    Encryption tools
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  • 22. The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
    Developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    A protocol allowing websites to declare their intended use of information they collect about browsing users and allow users to configure their browsers or other software tools in such a way that they are notified whether web site privacy policies match their pre-set preferences
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  • 23. The Only Two Absolute Choices
    Avoid yourself from the Internet
    1) Raise awareness of privacy
    2) Learn to safeguard your privacy with a minimum sacrifice of convenience
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  • 24. THANK YOU!!!!!