Guess what? Your data is being collected — and shared — even when you think you are ‘INCOGNITO’.
That’s great news in this era of data breaches, right? What could possibly go wrong?
Do you remember how everyone laughed and pointed at people who had signed up for that lame ‘have an affair’ site when it became clear that almost all of the subscribers were dudes? And their names got released to the public?
That was fun, wasn’t it?
You don’t think they’re the only site that made your personal information vulnerable, do you?
More than 9 in 10 pornography websites send user data to at least one third party, a new study has found.
Google tracks users on nearly 75% of the porn sites studied by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
And going incognito may not always help.
“Even if you’re using a browser with an enhanced privacy setting, like Google Chrome’s incognito mode, you’re still susceptible to online tracking,” according to a summary of the study.
…The researchers analyzed over 22,000 porn sites and found 93% of them sent user data to at least one third party.
Many of the sites’ privacy policies — if they even had them — don’t say anything about third-party trackers.
The researchers used special software to identify the presence of the trackers, however, and found “an overwhelming lack of privacy and lack of transparency about privacy on these adult websites.”
Source: Orlando Sentinel
You don’t REALLY think pornography became a titanic industry by giving away its ‘products’ for free, did you?
Globally, porn is a $97 billion industry, according to Kassia Wosick, assistant professor of sociology at New Mexico State University. At present, between $10 and $12 billion of that comes from the United States.
There still IS ‘no free lunch.’
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