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Google and Facebook track you even when you watch porn in incognito mode: Know-how

Google and Facebook track you even when you watch porn in incognito mode: Know-how
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Think again, if you feel browsing porn on your mobile phone and computer goes untraced.

Think again, if you feel browsing porn on your mobile phone and computer goes untraced. A new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon claimed that most of the porn websites leak user data, even when browsed in incognito mode. Fascinatingly, Google, Facebook and Oracle already know what type of pornographic content you typically watch.

How Google and Facebook find this user information, find out…

1. Researchers study from the University of Pennsylvania, Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon tracked and analysed 22,484 porn websites












2. Researchers used "webXray" a tracking tool to check how porn websites leak data to third parties












3. The research claimed 93% of porn websites leak user data to third parties like Google, Facebook and others












4. Enabling incognito mode doesn't stop the outflow of private data












5. Google and its subsidiaries have the maximum trackers on porn websites












6. This user data can be used to define personality types and used to create a marketing profile to sell products online












7. Whereas, Google and Facebook denied using data from porn websites for advertising












8. The research also says that most of the porn websites are unencrypted which make users vulnerable to hacking





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