Masking Your Digital Footprints

WikiLeaks dumped almost 9000 pages of secret CIA documents on the web for all to see, detailing dozens of secret hacking tools and techniques. What does this all mean for you and me?

In this week’s interview, I speak with Daniel Davis from the privacy-preserving web search engine company DuckDuckGo. We discuss how crafty marketing services are attempting to track everywhere you go on the web in an effort to show you highly targeted (and highly profitable) advertising. We explain how it all works and give you several tips on how you can protect your privacy.

Daniel Davis is Community Manager at DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you. Working with both contributing developers and end users, he’s passionate about spreading the benefits of open source and online privacy.

For Further Insight:
Website: https://duckduckgo.com
The company’s blog: https://spreadprivacy.com
Follow on Twitter:Β https://twitter.com/duckduckgo
Connect on Linkedin:Β https://www.linkedin.com/company/duck-duck-go

Send me your questions! I’ll answer them online at the end of each show. CareyParker@americaoutloud.com

Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.