Online tracking by news organizations is excessive, say researchers

Besides using multiple tracking servers for the same site, Pickard and Libert stumbled across something else of interest. “Our investigation has revealed that among the 2,000-plus news-related websites identified by Alexa,” explain the authors, “readers are, on average, connected to over 19 third-party servers — twice as many as the 100,000 most popular sites.”

Source: Online tracking by news organizations is excessive, say researchers – TechRepublic

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