I Scanned the Websites I Visit to See How I Was Tracked, and It’s Horrifying. Now What?

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Enter any website, and it reveals how you may be tracked when you visit the site, names the companies receiving your data, and explains what the trackers are doing—some of them watch your every mouse move and record your every keystroke. Trust us, it’s more than you’re expecting, raising the question: What can you do about it?

One option is to ensure your web browser is protecting your privacy. We’ll walk through some of the different techniques used to track people across the web and detail what each of the major browsers does, or doesn’t do, to circumvent it. We’ll also add some tips about ways you can slightly alter your behavior to protect yourself.

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