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Obfuscation

Obfuscation A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest By Brunton, Finn, 1980-
Book – 2015

If you are worried that large businesses and governments are snooping on you as you interact on-line, then you are not alone. We are not talking of criminal snooping or malware. We are talking of legal though shadowy tracking, mostly on web sites, with the resulting reams of information on you going into large databases. In many cases, the info is ‘anonymized’, but this is misleading: analysis of anonymized data can often identify individuals.

This small book discusses ways you can throw trackers off the scent by obfuscating your activities. The book is academic, and some of its ideas are stale and / or have been deprecated, but you will still want to read it. And disable Javascript using the uMatrix add-on ..

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Carleton Library     University of Ottawa

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