to Question 1:
website users become increasingly aware of the importance of protecting their
personal information online, the need for websites include comprehensive privacy
policies is more important than ever. Even if you have a simple blog, and only
collect subscriber email addresses for a monthly newsletter, it’s important to
let users know what information you gather, how that information will be used,
many of us trust the websites we visit to protect our personal information,
whether that’s our email address, mailing address, personal preferences or
billing information, we still expect to see some confirmation that our details
will be protected in writing. While many users are probably guilty of not
place should we need to refer to it.
to Question 2:
secure connection is an encrypted exchange of information between the website
you are visiting and Internet Explorer. Encryption is provided through a
document the website provides called a certificate. When you send information
to the website, it is encrypted on your computer and decrypted at the website.
Under normal circumstances, the information cannot be read or tampered with
while it is being sent, but it's possible that someone might find a way to
decode the encryption.
if the connection between your computer and the website is encrypted, it does
not guarantee that the website is trustworthy. Your privacy can still be
compromised by the way the website uses or distributes your information.
to Question 3:
so many types of malicious software being spread around the Internet, it is
important to be aware of what spyware is and what spyware does. Spyware is a
general term used to describe software that performs certain behaviors,
generally without appropriately obtaining your consent first, such as:
Collecting personal information
Changing the configuration of your computer
is often associated with software that displays advertisements (called adware)
or software that tracks personal or sensitive information.
tracking for services
does not mean all software that provides ads or tracks your online activities
is bad. For example, you might sign up for a free music service, but you
"pay" for the service by agreeing to receive targeted ads. If you
understand the terms and agree to them, you may have decided that it is a fair
tradeoff. You might also agree to let the company track your online activities
to determine which ads to show you.
does spyware do
what spyware does can be a very difficult process because most spyware is
designed to be difficult to remove. Other kinds of spyware make changes to your
computer that can be annoying and can cause your computer slow down or crash.
programs can change your web browser's home page or search page, or add
additional components to your browser you don't need or want. They also make it
very difficult for you to change your settings back to the way you had them.