Gray Watson Personal Thoughts 2002.11.07
Your Own "Big-Brother"

A friend recently asked me some questions about how to clear off all of the history and other sensitive information from his work computer. Thought I'd regurgitate my answers to him here because they are tools that we all should know about and utilize in this day and age of Orwellian privacy invasions in the name of homeland "security".

Your computer actually stores a number of pieces of information about your online habits without your knowledge. It downloads pages and images to a temporary directory so that they display faster, it records the input you type into Web pages so that it can help you enter it in again in the future, etc..

Here are some common things to look out for and solutions for the privacy conscious surfer.

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