Google and Facebook keep track of all the weird porn you watch

Don’t worry though, they don’t judge

   

By Patrick O’Rourke for MobileSyrup.com      JUL 19, 2019

Google and Facebook are tracking users’ porn viewing habits even if they’re using a browser in Incognito Mode, according to a recent study.

The study analyzed more than 20,248 pornography websites, with the investigation’s results revealing 93 percent of the sites included in the investigation leaked user browsing data to third-parties.

This data is then used to create “detailed profiles” of user browsing habits, including personal information like sexual interests, which is often sold to companies for targeted advertising, according to the study. Further, in most cases, users are not aware that this data is being collected. Google APIs, including those related to analytics, were found on 50 percent of the websites that were part of the study.

“Google refuses to host porn, but has no limits on observing the porn consumption of users, often without their knowledge,” the research team wrote in the paper.

Finally, the research paper indicates that Google runs tracking services on roughly 74 percent of the pornography websites included in the study. On the other hand, Facebook only ran trackers on approximately 10 percent.

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Published on July 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm by mikedup

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