You do not need a whistleblower to tell you that sites like Google and Facebook are storing your data and there is always the danger that such data may be harvested for profit. Have you not willingly given your consent whenever you have subscribed to an online magazine or bought things on the Net? How many times have you responded in the affirmative when asked, "continue with Facebook?" or "continue with Google?" All these operations take place with your data being stored, but there is a way to minimise your Web footprint.
Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST