Find out what your browser is telling Web sites about you

We all know how easy it is to let information slip online, but it can be hard to know exactly what info we're releasing. Stay Invisible is a site that shows exactly what your browser is telling the world.

Try as we might to stay under the radar, our browsing habits are usually pretty easy to track. There are many tools to enhance private browsing, but the first step is figuring out what info you're broadcasting every time you check out a video or follow a link.

Stay Invisible is an online privacy test that reports what information your browser sends to those who care to ask for it. Just navigate to this page and you'll see a quite extensive report. Don't worry if you don't understand every listing; many of them have explanatory links, and the point is more to get an overall picture of your online privacy. If this inspires you to do something, you've got plenty of options:

Stay Invisible report page.
Stay Invisible report page. Rob Lightner/CNET


On the off chance that Stay Invisible didn't persuade you to make a change, check out this scary yet hilarious slideshow covering online privacy snafus.

About the author

    Rob Lightner is a tech and gaming writer based in Seattle. He has reviewed games, gadgets, and technical manuals, written copy for space travel gear, and composed horoscopes for cats.

     

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