Do You Watch Porn in Incognito Mode?

Day by Day, technology is developing as well as the privacy issues are getting increase. As you know user is being tracked on the web as usually. they collect users data. You can remember that there was a sue against facebook for collecting user data.

According to the recent study, major tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Oracle can track users. when users visit a adults only website, even if the websites are browsed using incognito mode.

Reference of Study – arxiv

Trackers for Websites

Websites have trackers and third-party scripts to track a user’s browsing habits, interests, and more without users approvals. This could be done for either targeted advertising or non-advertising services. Somehow, users clearly don’t like being tracked by someone else.

Users Getting Tracked On Porn Sites

Research was conducted on 22,484 porn sites with the help of a tool webXray. WebXray is an open-source software which used to analyze third-party data on websites.

WebXray shows that around 93% of the 22,484 websites have been found leaking user data. Additionally, Google accounted for 74% of trackers, Facebook 10%, and Oracle has 24% of trackers, giving out user data to around seven third-party sites.

This tool loads a web page on the Chrome browser and analyzes all the network traffic during the load time. This process will help in figuring out what all user data has been tracked by others.

The study says that tracking abilities of tech giants on porn sites can leak sensitive user data such as a user’s gender, sexual identity/orientation, gender performance, content related to sex, or interests. 

The idea is to be safe on the internet by trying not to fall prey to such tactics.

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