Clicking on a link in a YouTube video could get that type of information to
a source that could/would use it,
as the link could take you off the youtube site completely.
Any site that he connects can collect any information that the browser has
configured as to his identity.

Also without any clicking, he could receive spam email that looks like it
was extracted related to his viewing habits
but be totally unrelated.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 6:32 PM, Richard Owlett <> wrote:

> On 02/02/2018 08:06 PM, Michael Barnes wrote:
>> In short, there is no such thing as privacy on the internet, period. If he
>> wants to look at anything anywhere on the internet, any information on his
>> computer is subject to retrieval. I would suggest he acquire a separate
>> computer (preferably running Linux) and put absolutely no user
>> identifiable
>> information on it, i.e. user Fred Flinstone, address Bedrock, etc. Create
>> a
>> new email for the purpose, like, and use that
>> system
>> for all internet activity. Whatever personal info is gleaned from that
>> computer is worthless and he will have nothing to worry about. Of course
>> he
>> will have to create new YouTube, Facebook, etc. accounts. That's the cost
>> of "privacy".
> I do not know if you are "PARANOID" or "ACCURATE".
> As I compulsively avoid social media, I've no idea of what questions to
> ask to determine what is happening.
> Thanks for the efforts.
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