When you browse the Web, one of the pieces of information you are consenting to release about yourself is the web browser that you use: it is a standard part of the HTTP protocol that a string identifying your browser, version, and vendor is sent with every request for a web page. This information is public, as is the IP address of your Internet connection, for example. But other information should not be public. This includes your email address, for example, which should not be released unless you choose to do so by sending an email message or authorizing an automated email message to be sent under your name.
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