Presentation on theme: "Google Docs is a free, web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It was formerly a storage service as well, but has since."— Presentation transcript:
Google Docs is a free, web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It was formerly a storage service as well, but has since been replaced by Google Drive.It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users live. Google Docs combines the features of Writely and Spreadsheets with a presentation program incorporating technology designed by Tonic Systems. Data storage of files was introduced on January 12, 2010 with 1 GB of free space. On April 24, 2012, Google launched Google Drive which supplants Google Docs. Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs office suite into itself alongside providing improved storage functionality.
The web structure of the Internet is a plus and a minus The Internet is about fast communications. Security, identity and authenticity were not part of its design. It was about speed. This has made cyberspace a dangerous place.
1. Instantaneous action at a distance II. Asymmetric medium (offence is more effective than defence) III. Anonymous IV. Lack of borders V. Lack of distinction
How to secure your Web browser - Current browser patches and updates - Block third party cookies - privacy settings - Enable content filters - Addblock plus - Enable pop up blockers - Addblock plus - Valuable extensions: - HTTPS everywhere - EFF - Privacy Badger - EFF - Disconnect - Ghostery - Referer Control - DoNotTrackMe - email assistance
How do tracking cookies work? - Help remember your site preferences - Understand how you use the site - Log you into a service Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your browser as you surf the web. Their purpose is to carry bits of useful information about your interaction with the website that sets them. They contain a string of text or "unique identifier". This acts like a label. When a website sees the string of text it set in a cookie, it knows the browser is one it has seen before.
Other forms of Web Tracking Flash cookies: also known at "locally shared objects". These are pieces of information that Adobe Flash might store on your computer. This is designed to save data such as video volume preferences or, perhaps, your scores in an online game. Flash cookies have caused controversy because they can not be deleted in the same way as other cookies. This has meant that some less scrupulous companies have used them as "cookie backups", loading a traditional cookie back into your computer if you delete it. Server logs: when you load a page on a website, you are making a request to that website's server. This server will log the type of request that was made and will store information such as: IP address (which will allow website owners to infer location), the date and time the browser loaded the page, what page was loaded, and what site or page the browser was on before it came to that page (referrer). Web beacons: these are small objects embedded into a web page, but are not visible. They can also be known as "tags", "tracking bugs", "pixel trackers" or "pixel gifs". A simple version of this is a tiny clear image that is the size of a pixel. When a web page with this image loads, it will make a call to a server for the image. This "server call" allows companies to know that someone has loaded the page.
Cleaning Flash Cookies Windows: CCleaner Mac: Flush Chrome extension: Click & Clean If you are using Chrome, a website can place on your computer up to 150-180 cookies, max 4KB each (including expiry date, name, and value), for a total of 720KB. The maximum allowed cookies for all web sites varies per browser/version. Chrome has 3300 limit.