74% of the sites tested have downloaded Google’s tracking technology, while it was found that 33% of the tracking sites used Facebook technology (Reuters)
The Markup, a non-profit for surveys, said at least 87% of the world’s most famous web bands exercised a digital tracking form, even without the user logged on. The report, published by the Washington Post, found that many are secretly recorded by the way or written by words. This is a hidden technique that allows companies to know who you and what you like, and even the secrets you are looking for online to customize what you see or target you with ads or even sell your information to others. The newspaper says that you can check the privacy on any of your sites using the free tool for this purpose, called Blacklight Blacklight (BLACKLIGHT). Black Lite and Journalist Syria Mato (Surya Mattu) which was not only aimed at stopping the snatch on websites but wanted to develop a tool to see what was happening when visiting the Google Chrome browser. Earlier this month, Mato has run Black Lite is a list of 100,000 most famous scope on the web, has been able to scan more than 80,000 to show his thrombocytopenic image. It has found that only 13% of the sites did not load any tracking tools for third parties, a set of codes that the areas are left in your browser to get to know you. 15% of the websites loaded with a technique called “Session Recorders,” a digital equivalent to record videos during your browsing and describes a technology provider. 74% of sites also loaded with the Mugular Tracking Technology, while 33% of the tracking sites used Facebook technology, and this technique could follow you even when they do not use their websites or apps.
“I think this is just a reflection of how businesses operate when they go unchecked,” Mato said. “I don’t think there is a very evil person sitting somewhere trying to collect everyone’s information, there is an economic incentive to get this data, and over the past 15 years, This incentive has increased. “
Blacklight is not the ideal or the only measure of privacy, technology is evolving, and it is like a game of cat and mouse with companies that develop tracking technology. But the hope is that Mark Up will update its audit every year to track how the web changes as more people become concerned about privacy, and new privacy laws try to block tracking.
Replacing Chrome from Google to another that includes automatic protection, such as Mozilla Firefox, maybe the solution to stop tracking (Getty Images)
Black Light and results from known sites As of Thursday
Biden’s website used ten times fewer third-party cookies than US President Donald Trump’s Black Light website.
Microsoft had 43 third-party cookies, and “Apple” did not have anything, as it does not use any tracking technology at all, according to Black Light.
The Washington Post contains six third-party cookies, and it allows Google Analytics to track you, but does not contain Facebook tracking tools, according to Black Light.
The New York Times had 12 followers, The Wall Street Journal 44, and The New Yorker 152.
Browser change protection
The report recommends making a simple change, which is replacing the Chrome browser from Google to another that includes automatic protection, such as Mozilla Firefox, and Safari from Apple, and the new version of Microsoft Edge. ).
But if you cannot do without Chrome, or you have to use it at work, there are additional components to block ads and block tracking on Chrome that can help you when adding them, for example, “Privacy Badger” and “Ghostery.”
Source: The Washington Post