Whilst the threat from hackers is low for individuals, a more serious threat to personal privacy comes from unscrupulous money market investing companies that operate sites for quick quids. Many money market investing sites require you to register before you can use its services and often requires you to provide personal information, such as your name, street address, and e-mail address. Then as you browse the site, data is collected as to which pages you visited, how long you remained on each page, the links you clicked, what terms you searched, and so on. After a number of visits to the site, a personal profile emerges. The question is, what do money market investing site operators do with this information?
Most claim that they use it to make your experience on the site personal. For instance, if a money market investing site learns that you are interested in money market investing, the next time you visit the site, you might be presented with an article or advertisements for that and related products. But some money market investing websites sell this information to marketers, which means that you may find yourself receiving unwanted stuff such as catalogues from garden suppliers. Our preferred retailer does not do this. more...www.veryoldbird.com/realestateinvesting
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