Concerned about Your Privacy? 6 Ways to Reduce the Amount of Internet Data that Has Been Collected on You

Most businesses want to generate as much profit as possible.  That’s always been true.  Data collection can be very profitable – sometimes even more so than selling products and services.  Data collection for the purpose of marketing more products and services to customers as well as selling customer data to third parties is sometimes referred to as “Surveillance Capitalism”.  Many businesses collect personal data on customers even when customers aren’t aware of it or have freely consented to it.  The examples are countless and include utility companies that install hazardous electric, gas, and water “Smart” Meters (see 123) on homes throughout communities worldwide.

It’s overwhelming to think about how much data has been collected on us – even children.  The good news is that there are ways to reduce some of this.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

Seeker of rabbit holes. Pessimist. Libertine. Contrarian. Your huckleberry. Possibly true tales of sanity-blasting horror also known as abject reality. Prepare yourself. Veteran of a thousand psychic wars. I have seen the fnords. Deplatformed on Tumblr and Twitter.

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