Posts Tagged ‘browser extension’

Your Browsing History May have been Sold Already

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Considering that the prime purpose of most browsers and many social media sites is to collect user data and browsing habits, I’d pretty much take this one as a given.

Add-on companies are selling the browsing history of millions of users to third-parties according to a report that aired on German national TV. Reporters of Panorama managed to gain access to a large data collection that contained the browsing history of roughly 3 million German Internet users. The data was collected by companies that produce browser extensions for various popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.

(more…)