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Newsletter February 24, 2003

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How to avoid being tracked on the Net

Ah… The life of a Net surfer is not always an easy one. Not only is it necessary to cut a path through the information jungle, to avoid the pitfalls of 404 error pages, to weave between pop-up windows, to cross the hurdles of sign-up forms, to battle with spyware and to eradicate spam e-mails, but also to be aware that information is being collected without your knowledge. Truly, being a Net surfer can be like completing the twelve labours of a Cyber-Hercules.

One of the twelve labours of the Net surfer, and among the most important ones, is… to devour cookies! Taken at the first degree, this might seem like an appetising proposal, but unfortunately for the hungry hordes, there's no connection with the tasty little biscuit… Here, we're talking about a little text file that contains a certain amount of information about your visit. Thanks to this file, directly stocked on your computer by the Web server that you have consulted, it is possible for the server to remember your last connection and the information that you previously provided on that site. Amongst other things…

This data collection, done more or less without the Net surfer's knowledge, can be considered to be a potential risk to your privacy. Fortunately, there are programs that make it possible to wipe all cookies and remove all traces on your hard disk. Cleaning Agent, Window Washer, Cache & Cookie Washer are just some of the agents that let you gobble up the cookies. For the icing on the cake, most of these agents do not just delete the cookies but can also delete temporary files, hidden files and your browsing history.

In a flick of the wrist your hard disk will be cleaned of all suspect traces! That's one cyber-labour completed! Still another eleven to go, I hear you say, but then again, AgentLand has a few tricks up its sleeve… ;-)

Cookie filters

Les Anti-spyware

Les Anti-spam

Les Anti-popups

For all the labours listed above, AgentLand has a solution: search agents, pop-up killers… More


> Catch me if you can!
Do you sometimes have the feeling that you are being spied upon? That someone knows everything you are doing on your computer? Since most spy software is invisible, how would you know for sure if this is the case? And even if you managed to detect a spy, how would you get rid of it?
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>> Images <<

> GetWebPics
GetWebPics is a smart program for downloading pictures from the Internet. There is a wide range of filtering options is there to make sure you only get the images that you want.
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>> Games <<

> Big Money Deluxe
Grab all the coins you can in this exciting puzzler! Action mode satisfies adrenaline junkies, while Puzzle and Strategy modes will thrill players looking for a more relaxed pace. Greed is good!
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> Mummy Maze Deluxe
The Golden Mask of Tutankhamen awaits discovery, but only a daring and crafty adventurer can overcome the curse of his tomb! A game that is sure to delight fans of the web puzzler!
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> Atomica
For scientific minds! Assemble blocks of atoms to form molecules and grab the points – Atomica is an addictive little number that'll have you stuck to your screen.
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> Noah's Ark
Now you can bring all the animal-matching fun home to your desktop! The new Deluxe version of Noah's Ark features awesome new artwork, sound, and music, plus a host of new features.
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> Ningpo Mahjong
This one's for people with a sharp mind and eyes. Match tiles and clear the board in this exciting new version of the classic solitaire game.
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> Alchemy
Play Alchemy, anytime, with this enhanced Windows version! Features fantastic special effects, soundtrack, hints, and the brand new Internet High Score list to compete with players around the world!
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> TipTop Deluxe
TipTop Deluxe is a puzzle game with plenty of Fifties style and Vegas pizzazz. Match and clear all the slot symbols, use magnets, bombs and other special blocks to score crazy combos, but don't break the bank! This game's a blast!
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> AimingClick
AimingClick is a Web searching tool. With this tool you can lookup words selected in any Windows application in online search services: search engines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, news sites, etc.
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> Rankmeter
RankMeter is software designed to identify the position of your Web sites in search engines. It works with 336 search engines from 37 countries. RankMeter supports two modes of operation: you can find out the position of one site using several sets of search phrases or you can find out positions of several sites using one search phrase.
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