Slides and links from session on “The web and tracking”

Today we talked about the Web and tracking activities.

Here is G√ľnes’s Presentation.

Here are some useful links on the topic:

Check your profile at different ad networks:
http://tags.bluekai.com/registry?if=1
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences
http://pv.tacoda.at.atwola.com/advisibility
https://mtm.nuggad.net/
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html

Projects that report on tracking companies:
http://knowprivacy.org/

Browser art:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_(art_collective)
http://www.oculart.com/
http://solaas.com.ar/dreamlines/
http://www.iterature.com/dadameter/index.php

Old Advertisements for the Web:
where do you want to go today? (microsoft motto in the 90s)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_2kNGiMhUs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwXYJIZOyyk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG4mqqB1E3I

google’s introduction to the internet:
http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US/cloud-computing/2

what happens when you visit a url?
http://igoro.com/archive/what-really-happens-when-you-navigate-to-a-url/

An in depth introduction to browsers:
http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/internals/howbrowserswork/

Privacy “enhancing” browser extensions:

Ghostery
(Be careful with settings, otherwise Ghostery may colllect and send information about your browsing too)
Adblock
NoScript
TOR (not an extension)
Collusion
A little privacy
ShareMeNot

General tips on privacy extensions:
http://lifehacker.com/5887140/everyones-trying-to-track-what-you-do-on-the-web-heres-how-to-stop-them

firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/extensions/privacy-security/
chrome:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-8-security-privacy-extensions-chrome-browser/

Finally, you can run your private cloud services at Own cloud.

Hope you had fun, and we look forward to reading your posts on the session!

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