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Internet privacy


Internet privacy

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We see that servers have access to our IP addresses and other information.That information can be used to estimate our location – to geo-locate us – at a given time.To see how that works, we will take a quick look at Internet communication technology – data packets, URLs and IP addresses.We will look at ways to maintain anonymity if desired, and conclude by considering the aggregation of data that we and our friends release voluntarily.
Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: July 22, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 22, 2011
Submitter: Larry Press
Keywords: packet header and body, social graph, IP address, anonymity, aggregating information, proxy server, URL, log, geo-location


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Material Version: 1
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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