Want privacy? Create a virtual doppelganger

It’s hard for those who want to take advantage of the wonders of the internet and social media to be able to protect their privacy at the same time. Here’s one idea that might actually work for some.

When I go to the local sandwich shop, I don’t care whether the person taking my order knows my birthday or my mother’s maiden name.

So why does Google or some other Web site I register with need to know so much about me? Especially considering the company is likely to barter and sell the information to third parties, who aggregate, analyze, repackage, and resell it.

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