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By now we all pretty much understand the drill with our beloved social media websites: we get a free, functional, 24/7 virtual connection to everyone and everything in our lives, and in return those social platforms sell us to advertisers. But this tradeoff can affect your experience online more than you know. Advertisers and other “partners” can track you around the web, long after you leave Facebook and Twitter. These hanger-ons can even slow down your web browsing.
This week I discovered a tool that optimizes your privacy and cookie settings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Disconnect is a simple browser extension you install to instantly take you to those hard to find privacy settings deep within your favorite social networking sites. Believe it or not you have some choices about how your data is used. Disconnect can help you make the right ones.blog comments powered by Disqus