Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Spying on You

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Spying on You

Article excerpt

You can delete Internet files and erase online profiles, but there is no hiding what you do, where you go, and whom you talk to online, says Christopher Faulkner, a cyber security and online safety expert and CEO of CI Host, which calls itself the world's number 1 Web-hosting company.

Is it true that a lot of the people looking for an Internet trail are spying on a spouse or partner?

There's a saying: Those who cheat never go to hell while those being cheated on are living in hell. I firmly believe that you should be informed, even if that information comes from spying.

What kind of trail is left behind?

It can be the history files within an instant messenger program or your computer's Internet browser, or folders on your computer that store cookies, which are small pieces of information used by Web sites to track your visits. You can even see what people search for on Google. …

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