Adam Vaughan reports:
More than 90 per cent of pornography sites leak data on people browsing them to third party companies, including Google and Facebook.
Elena Maris at Microsoft Research and her colleagues analysed 22,500 pornography sites around the world found that tracking of users was “endemic” and posed “wide-scale privacy and security risks”. Tracking by advertising companies and other firms is widespread on many websites, but the team warn that the addresses of pornography sites could reveal uniquely compromising information about a user’s sexual preferences to companies without consent.
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