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10.4: Summary

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    Summary

    Internet privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, re-purposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via the Internet. Internet privacy is a subset of data privacy. 

    Risks to Internet privacy may be encountered through Internet use.

    Flash cookies, also known as Local Shared Objects, work the same ways as normal cookies and are used by the Adobe Flash Player to store information at the user’s computer.

    Evercookies are JavaScript-based applications that produce cookies in a web browser that actively “resist” deletion by redundantly copying themselves in different forms on the user’s machine (e.g., Flash Local Shared Objects, various HTML5 storage mechanisms, window.name caching, etc.), and resurrecting copies that are missing or expired.

    People depicted in these photos might not want to have them appear on the Internet. Face recognition technology can be used to gain access to a person’s private data, according to a new study.

    Computer security, or IT security, is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

    Network etiquette (Netiquette) is the set of rules that determines how to properly communicate and browse the web.


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