What are digital footprints and how do they affect your online privacy and security? Explain the difference between active and passive digital footprints and give examples of each. Also, suggest some ways to reduce or erase your digital footprints.


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Digital footprints are the data trails that we leave behind when we use the internet. They can affect our online privacy and security by revealing our personal information, preferences, habits, and activities to others. Some of the risks of having a large digital footprint are identity theft, cyberbullying, online harassment, and targeted advertising.

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