when companies collect information about you based on your online behavior
when companies tailor content to you based on the information they have collected about you
common categories of the population, such as age, gender and race
data files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain sites, which are often used by companies to identify repeat customers and personalize visitors' experience
general impression of a person held by others and the public
A technique to gain personal information for the purpose of identity theft, usually by means of fraudulent e-mail
An online scam that attacks the browser's address bar. Users type in what they think is a valid website address and are unknowingly redirected to an illegitimate site that steals their personal information.
a report on a person's creditworthiness that includes identifying information, credit cards, late payments, bankruptcies, and savings balances
a card you get when you pass your driver's test
means that someone who is going to lend you money feels that your credit is good enough to approve you immediately without a credit check
pre-approved credit card
a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
Date of Birth
Policy that indicates what kind of information a website will take from you and what they intend to do with it
the number of a particular individual's social security account
Social Security number
a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
..., When you receive a text message containing such a message as you won a prize.
text message scam
A practice in which individuals can obtain music, video, and other types of files from other users on a network; sometimes the files are shared without authorization from the copyright holder.
P2P file sharing
whats tells you that the website is secure in the browser
All of the information online about a person either posted by that person or others, intentionally or unintentionally
Inputting key words into an online search engine that sifts through them and then shows related listings
Lasting a long time, if not forever, such as information that one posts online that does not go away because it is passed on and spread
Drawings or illustrations, often symbolic
The effect of something that happened earlier
The illegal practice of gathering information such as user names, passwords, and financial information through dishonest means
A Web journal or log that can be either private or public and is often posted to regularly with text entries, video, and more
The rules you agree to in order to use a website or online service
terms of service
Communication, including television, radio, and newspapers, that often reaches and impacts a large audience
Electronic devices and media platforms such as computers, cell phones, digital video, social networking sites, the Internet, video games, and virtual worlds.
To take in, as with food or media in this case
A regular behavior or practice
A written record of an occurrence over time
Someone who grew up with computers, video games, and the Internet from the time she or he was born and is comfortable using these technologies.