Instructional Video [Copy]

Instructional Video [Copy]

Published on 29 March 2023
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Transcript
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Should companies be allowed to collect
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information about you online?
00:01
A video by: Saranki Mahendran and Sasha Berman
00:04
What do companies collect about you online?
00:04
Information collected includes websites visited, action on the website, your name, age, gender, address, political preferences and more
00:09
Now, why do companies collect information?
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Companies like Google and Apple collect data to help enhance user experience and gain more insight of the users. Companies collect your data in order to build up your profile, which can be used to push your targeted products and services.
00:23
However, the information gathered is also sometimes shared and sold to third parties...
00:30
When do we agree to give our information?
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Every time, we use an application or software that says services are free. It really means customers can use our products, as long we can collect in it's really an exchange for information.
00:30
00:38
Now, how are companies able to collect our information?
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Companies use tools such as Cookies to track web movement when you move from one website to another.
00:47
What are cookies?
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Cookies are small pieces of text exchanged between your computer and the network server to track and save all information regarding the time you spent on a specific website.
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There are two different types of cookies:
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 Session Cookies
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Persistent Cookies
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Session Cookies
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Cookies that track and collect your information, but are then deleted after the session.
01:10
Persistent Cookies
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Cookies that track and collect information that stay on your computer indefinitely, and are used for authentication and tracking purposes.
01:15
Are cookies dangerous?
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Cookies are NOT dangerous. However, companies that collect your information online, can access the cookies and utilize the information.
01:22
Information privacy is the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used.
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Your rights to privacy have been protected by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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How to stay safe?
01:32
You can easily change how much the cookies collect, and limit the information cookies are able to access.
01:36
You can also remove cookies to remove the risk of your data being  collected.
01:39
However, it will depreciate the efficiency of the website.
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Thank you!