• Website and Cross-Site Tracking Is Out of Control

    3 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    I know I'm not the first to point this out, but tracking by websites is out of control. After an hour of being online today, all at mainstream websites, I somehow managed to accumulate more than 8,000 trackers.
    After clearing it, a journey to a news website, a Google search, and a visit to an airline to see if I could change a flight date, I also flipped through a few pages on Facebook. In less than 15 minutes, I netted more than 1,320 separate tracking mechanisms from cookies to pixels.
    A recent study by SurfShark found most commonly-used websites hide as many as 100 trackers each. I...
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