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Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching

Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigated 22,484 sex sites using a handy tool called webXray, which exposes tracking tools funneling data back to third parties. “Our results indicate tracking is endemic on pornography websites: 93% of pages leak user data to a third-party,” the study finds. “Revelations about such data represent specific threats to personal safety and autonomy in any society that polices gender and sexuality.” Researchers discovered that Google and its various outlets had trackers on 74% of the web’s ...
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