A MAC address and your IP address are both key components to networking, but they serve different purposes, and are visible in very different ways.
IP address tracing
Your ISP controls your internet connection, and it’s easy for them to monitor the data you send and receive. The question is, why would anyone monitor my internet?
It’s unlikely, maybe impossible. I’ll walk you through why that is, and one way you might get lucky.
It’s important to understand the terminology when it comes to masking an IP address. Depending on your security needs, some need to be done differently.
Search engines have numerous (and quite amazing) ways to gather information on people and the way they search. It’s nothing to worry about unless you have some critical need for privacy.
While getting someone’s name and address from their IP address is technically possible, it’s also typically difficult and requires involving law enforcement.
Google can find your location through multiple datapoints that you probably don’t even realize you’re sharing. There’s a lively and important debate about how much data entities can and should collect and correlate.
People can tell very little from your IP address. For example, they cannot tell who or where you are. How much they can tell varies a great deal.
We’ll look at some of the specific information that you’re making available to every website you visit, and briefly explain each.