In their e-mail inbox, threats include email scams and attachments that get them to install malware and disclose personal information.
On Torrent sites, threats include malware hiding in video, music, and software downloads.
Several social networking sites try to protect the personal information of their subscribers.
On Facebook, for example, privacy settings are available to all registered users: they can block certain individuals from seeing their profile, they can choose their "friends", and they can limit who has access to one's pictures and videos.
In order to keep their information private, people need to be careful with what they submit to and look at online.
When filling out forms and buying merchandise, that becomes tracked and because the information was not private, some companies are now sending Internet users spam and advertising on similar products.
The user can apply such settings when providing personal information on the internet.
Internet privacy is primarily concerned with protecting user information.
Law Professor Jerry Kang explains that the term privacy expresses space, decision, and information.
With the rise of the internet and mobile networks the salience of internet privacy is a daily concern for users.
People with only a casual concern for Internet privacy need not achieve total anonymity.