After US vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

After US vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history
By Jon Brodkin

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While the US government is giving ISPs free rein to track their customers’ Internet usage for purposes of serving personalized advertisements, some Internet users are determined to fill their browsing history with junk so ISPs can’t discover their real browsing habits.

Scripts and browser extensions might be able to fill your Web history with random searches and site visits. But will this actually fool an ISP that scans your Web traffic and shares it with advertising networks?

Electronic Frontier FoundationSenior Staff Technologist Jeremy Gillula is skeptical but hopes he’s wrong. “I’d love to be proven wrong about this,” he told Ars. “I’d want to see solid research showing how well such a noise-creation system works on a large scale before I trust it.”

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April 3, 2017 at 08:30PM
via Ars Technica UK http://ift.tt/2ouyaQB

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