Data Privacy is something that is private and should be a major concern and get more protection in this technological world. Nowadays privacy and user data issues are most common when you use the internet and browsing browsers.
Realize that when we have entered this all-digital era, it is prone to data theft by well-known legal technology companies to hackers or cybercriminals.
In Industry 4.0, user data is like a treasure that can become a goldfield so that it can be sold by irresponsible parties.
Those who act as online marketers from all sectors want to monetize you through websites, browser activity, IP addresses, device identifier data, to cookies from your browser.
How Are You Tracked Right Now?
There are many third-party ways to track users when using the internet, including cookies, cache, to fingerprints. However, we often unknowingly click to save a cookie when a cookie notification appears when you open a website. Maybe if you don’t know that the cookies that websites store in your browser’s storage have been a tool by third parties to track users, such as, knowing the items from your shopping cart, the websites you visit, the movies you watch, to the files you download. . Usually the cookies that are stored in the browser are not from the sites you visit but instead come from third parties, such as Facebook and Google to other advertising services.
However, the irony is that often the most secure security system that we often use, namely fingerprints, is actually the most dangerous threat compared to cookies which are only a small part of the theft. In stark contrast to cookies, which are easy to delete at any time. Because when you have used a fingerprint, it will be very difficult to remove it, even when you have turned off third-party cookies, your user data can still be tracked via fingerprint
How to Prevent Web Tracking?
Incognito mode, InPrivate, or just Private mode of private browsing mode is still not enough to protect your digital tracking. Because the job of this mode is only to hide your activity temporarily from people who have access to your device can’t see where you are when visiting a web
Until recently, many browsers like Chrome didn’t provide much protection from tracking user data, so it’s important that you have an add-on to protect privacy data, such as PrivacyBadger, uBlock Origin, or DucDuckDo.
There are also some browsers like Safari and Edge that can block fingerprints when they know their origin from the blacklist. The Firefox browser can work with behavior blocking systems by alerting you when a site is known to be fingerprint-tracking—for example, a site that extracts the specific hardware you’re using with the HTML Canvas feature. Firefox will delete the identification data used by fingerprints with its experimental tools.
Apple’s Brave Browser, Avast Secure Browser, and Safari already have data obfuscation features such as “device and browser configuration, and fonts and plug-ins you have installed,” according to Apple’s website.
Support for DNS protocol is now available for privacy protection in some browsers such as Edge and Firefox