Excessive Tracking & Privacy Invasion – Once Again Picking On News.com.au

Sorry guys, didn’t intentionally target you to be my examples.

News.com.au (and many other sites) don’t just track you, they go out of their way to bypass privacy protections your browser may have.  Justlooking below, the site immediately contacts Adobe, but also leaks cookies that contain unique identifiers used to track you across the entire internet belonging to companies like Google ( _ga trackers = Google Analytics), Facebook, the list goes on.

From free service Tracking The Trackers:

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Continuing, it it really necessary to bog down your computer and slow it by loading so many third party trackers and Javascript pieces? Each site opens up another avenue for attack, as well.

Below is a screenshot of the addon NoScript in my Firefox browser. Only 3 sites are trusted to run code in my browser from news.com.au, and a half. One, I could probably block now I look at it. But sites like Fadewaves, Speedcurve, Taboola, they don’t help you. They make money off you and give the site you’re on information to further target their services.

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