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How much internet history can someone have access to?

Hi, I am wonder as to how much access people have to internet history when connecting to work/public/other people's wifi. I do not mean what has actually searched via that specific wifi network, but rather whether they can see history searched from the same device at another location and time. So for example is what I searched at home available for them to see when I connect to say, a free wifi cafe network?

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If They Have Access To the Computer, Yes...

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Your browser will save internet history, tracks no matter where it connects, assuming you're using the same computer in both places and your account access is available to the other person. The account access could be through actual physical access by another person or through spying tactics of various types. That is also assuming you're not removing those tracks using various methods.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Post was last edited on April 25, 2017 7:57 PM PDT

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Your browser keeps track of

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history cookies and even passwords. There is a setting to delete this after exiting your browser or you can clean this out periodically. In Chrome under setting and then advanced and under privacy you can clear browsing data. In IE go to tools Internet Options and browsing history.

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Depends on your setup.

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The boiled down question is about "what I searched at home available for them to see when I connect to say, a free wifi cafe network?"

Now that some browsers sync information it's possible that during the sync step all that is up for grabs. The good news is outside of our governments (is that good news?, no) that it is highly unlikely, something like some part per billion chance that someone has installed logging of all data to sift though and get that information.

So you can get paranoid but those that are don't use the web anywhere and pay cash.

Since you most likely leak it all at home to your ISP and government, I take care of where you leak first.

Nod to giving Opera and it's built in free VPN a try.

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