Introduction to Browser Fingerprinting
Browser fingerprinting is a technique used to identify specific devices and track their online activities. It works by collecting various pieces of information from a user’s device, such as their browser type and version, operating system, screen size, installed fonts, and other characteristics. This information can then be used to create a unique profile of the user’s device, which can be used to identify them over time.
How Law Enforcement Uses Browser Fingerprinting
Law enforcement agencies can use this information to monitor individuals, track their online activities, and build cases against them. For example, a browser fingerprint can be used to link a user’s online activities to their real-world identity, which can be used as evidence in court.
Nefarious Actors and Browser Fingerprinting
Nefarious actors can also use browser fingerprinting to target individuals with malicious activities, such as phishing attacks or malware infections. They can also use this information to track users’ online behavior, build profiles of their interests and habits, and use this information for targeted advertising or other purposes.
The Use of Browser Fingerprinting by Law Enforcement in North Carolina
At Aubor Group, we have seen numerous cases of law enforcement agencies in central North Carolina obtaining browser fingerprinting information from Facebook, Google, and other providers. This information is used to build cases against individuals and monitor their online activities.
Our private investigators have observed a concerning trend of law enforcement using browser fingerprinting to observe discussions and activities of individuals who are not suspected of a crime. This type of monitoring raises serious privacy and civil rights concerns, as it allows law enforcement to gather vast amounts of information about individuals without their knowledge or consent.
Moreover, the use of browser fingerprinting by law enforcement to monitor individuals who are not suspected of a crime violatesf their privacy and civil liberties. It undermines the principles of a free society and the trust between law enforcement and the public.
Protecting Yourself from Browser Fingerprinting
To mitigate the risk of browser fingerprinting, it is advisable to reduce the uniqueness of your device by implementing privacy-enhancing measures. This can be achieved by utilizing privacy-focused browsers, privacy-enhancing extensions, employing a VPN to conceal your IP address, and other technical measures.
Aubor Group’s Services for Protecting Your Privacy Online
At Aubor Group, our private investigators licensed by the Private Protective Services Board of the State of North Carolina offer a service where a licensed North Carolina private investigator with expertise in criminal defense investigations and previous law enforcement experience will provide you with a secure internet browser that is specifically configured to prevent browser fingerprinting by both law enforcement and nefarious actors. This service includes a thorough evaluation of your online behavior and a tailored configuration of your browser to enhance your privacy and security.
By taking this proactive approach, you can reduce the risk of being targeted by online criminals, hackers, and scammers seeking to steal your personal information or exploit your online presence. Additionally, by making your device less unique, you can also prevent law enforcement from tracking your online activity without a warrant or other legal justification. Our service provides peace of mind and protects your rights, helping to ensure that your online activity remains private and secure.