Trying to understand privacy in the Snowden era
August 15, 2013 8:03 PM Subscribe
What identifying info does your laptop send?
posted by LonnieK to computers & internet (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
You buy a laptop with cash at Best Buy. You set it up minimally, say with a browser, without going online.
Then you go to a coffee shop, hop on its network, and browse a few sites without signing in to any. What identifying information have you broadcast? How, exactly, can this info identify you?