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Staying Anonymous Online Is Harder Than You Think


Maybe you're really careful with the information you put online.  You don't share your name with websites, and certainly not your social security number.  You're anonymous, right? 

Maybe not, recent research shows.  Scientific American recently published an article about the research; just your gender, birthdate, and zip code can be enough to strip away your anonymity most of the time. 

Journalist Sophie Bushwick wrote the SA article.  She is our guest.

LINK: the tool we discussed that can assess your risk.

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