I have read that there is a record somewhere of what websites I visit, what I write in my e-mail, my ET posts, etc. The only obvious evidence of this being done is pop-up advertisements from companies that know what city I live in. Everything I do is honest and legal, but it still makes me nervous to think that someone is compiling data on me that could possibly be used in ways that I do not agree with in the future. I am currently on a 1 week free trial with Cryptohippie (https://secure.cryptohippie.com/). It is a service that masks your IP address while surfing the web. It seems to work pretty well, but it does slow me down a bit when surfing the web and makes financial videos lag at times. However, if someone is really compiling information on me and if cryptohippie really makes me anonymous, then I do not mind this occasional minor inconvenience. Does anyone have any information on how and who is spying on us while we are online, how it can be used against us, how to protect ourselves and any experience with Cryptohippie? Thanks.