Scientific American presents Tech Talker by Quick & Dirty Tips. Scientific American and Quick & Dirty Tips are both Macmillan companies.

Say you’re browsing the web for a new coffeemaker, when suddenly an ad pops up for your favorite shampoo, or that great book you recently read, or that couch you’re sitting on. Just kidding on that last one. Well, kind of…

Almost all large websites track your web browsing activity. They know the products you browse and where you’re browsing them. As creepy as it sounds to be virtually followed, sometimes it can be helpful.

In today’s podcast I will give you 3 Quick and Dirty tips on how to browse the internet safely and put you in charge of your information.





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