Not Ginger Snaps, Butter, Short Bread, Oatmeal or even Fig Newtons…..
Cover of Ginger Snaps
Those Internet Cookies, those small bits of data that you carry around with you as you browse your I nternet. How dare they exist like that. They are downright scary when you think about it.
A couple of years ago, I browsed through some history of an occurrence that changed the lives of some youth and took the life of another. All of this happened either before or the year that I was born. It was purely out of fascination that I read it. I didn’t exploit or even share it with anyone. I went back and that sensational story was no longer there. I could only think that it was removed because somehow it was known who had viewed the content. That’s when I began to understand an Internet or Web Cookie and what they really mean. I say that I understand but I do mean loosely, but I get the gist of a Cookie.
It’s an electronic bit that picks up your browsing history and is not intended to carry viruses or malware. The sinister part is that it can be used by a third party which could lead to a hack. Frightening isn’t it?
When Facebook tells you that you can find out who has been looking at your profile – Cookie!
When one of your sites make you long in and you must retrieve your log-in data – Cookie!
When folks are arrested sometimes not for overt misbehavior but because of the lurid sites and what have you that they have visited – Justifiable COOKIES!! Many times there is illegal activities or suspicion of such from these activities….
When women get emails about penile enhancement and other lurid emails about sex – again COOKIES!
Now, I have researched my own behavior on the Internet. If I were a were a younger MAN and not an OLDER WOMAN, I might get on a Big Booty Judy site. I’m sure a lot of guys do this. But if my computer was confiscated today for anything illegal, suspicious or for sexual activity, you would probably rather watch that pot of water finally come to a boil, rather than see what a square I am. In fact I have yet to actually see on a computer anything sexual and definitely not my Computer. At the same time, if I did, it doesn’t mean that I want your sexual enhancement emails buddy.
Again, I wonder why I began to get these strange emails about Male Impotency and I still don’t know except that I write, do research sometimes on medicine but never in that area. I’m just fine! Those companies that people sell drugs on for say about $1,000 for two tablets (just kidding) are the ones that are getting me. Someone that I know takes Abilify and I read up on that to encourage her to not take so much since there are terrible warnings and side effects as well as for the a medication that my doctor gave me for Arthritis (which I have rebuilt the cartilage through a regimen of walking myself). And then I thought about an article I once did in 2010 about Anxiety and Depression and looked up natural remedies and found Seredyn. I never ordered this drug, just researched it to use as an example for natural relief from symptoms of Anxiety. Obviously they still have my cookies!
The worse thing about these Cookies is that a third party can hack through your system by being able to track your tidbits of browsing info and form profiles and gain knowledge of you. Now that is scary. Personally, I don’t care much for the Internet except for certain things. I mean I do write and if one wants to write, I feel that this has been an awesome vehicle to live out a life’s dream and gain courage and skill to go as far as you want. I see that much talent around and about. And the Internet is the sign of the times actually, I mean it’s totally viable in many ways, particularly for people’s professions , research for students and so forth. So I get it. But I just knew that there were pitfalls but I could not name them. A while back someone asked if they could use my email to conduct business. This person, at the time was totally illiterate to the do’s and don’ts of the Internet. Your email address is like your electronic fingerprint. It is certainly tied to you wherever you go in these parts. She wanted to join this Internet business. Well she knows more about the Internet now and I am positive that if someone asks her for the use of her email address, she just might flip out. Bottom line, you would open yourself to possibly a world of Third Party access confusion and hacking. Be careful.