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23 May 2018

The difficulties of defending against web tracking

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This article in our Royal Holloway information security series introduces the concept of web tracking, provides an overview of how organisations track users and discusses a few of the difficulties people may face when trying to defend against tracking

Table Of Contents

  • Difficulties that arise while trying to defend ourselves against being tracked as we go about our daily lives on the internet.
  • The concept of web tracking and how organisations track users.
  • Web tracking and the types of organisations performing it.
  • The downsides of being tracked, some of which can make for uneasy reading.
  • Two of the main techniques used for carrying out web tracking.
  • Common defences.
  • Difficulties involved in trying to defend against being tracked online.

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