Who is watching you?

 

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

We started making a list but there are a lot of companies in the data-acquisition industry. So here are just some of the corporate tracking services that are harvesting and processing your data for profit, generally selling or trading it with others. They infest an epic number of high-profile websites.

(Obviously, visiting the sites below would leave your IP address footprint, so we don't recommend it.)

 

Admedo
http://www.admedo.com/

Admob
https://www.google.com/admob/

Amazon-adsystem (No actual website)
https://s.amazon-adsystem.com/

Chartbeat
https://chartbeat.com/

Doubleclick
https://www.doubleclickbygoogle.com/

Dynamic Yield
https://www.dynamicyield.com/about-us/

Ensighten
https://www.ensighten.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/

Google Ad Services
https://www.google.com/intl/en/ads/

Google Analytics
https://www.google.com/analytics/standard/

Google APIs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Code

Google Syndication
https://google.com/adsense/

Google Tag Manager
https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/faq/

Maximiser
https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/products/testing-and-optimization/...

Openx
http://openx.com/

Optimizely
https://www.optimizely.com/

Quantserve
https://www.quantcast.com/

Rambler.ru
http://www.rambler.ru/

Scorecard Research
https://www.scorecardresearch.com/About.aspx

Skim Resources
http://skimresources.com/

Traffic Junky
http://www.trafficjunky.com/

 

These services and others are hiding behind the scenes on popular websites such as:
BBC, CNN, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, MSNBC, New York Times, Pornhub, Reuters, RT, Wired.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. They're virtually everywhere!

 

Don't just take our word for it!
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/teach/smarton/tracking/
https://dontbubble.me/
http://privatebrowsingmyths.com/

Surveillance Industry Index.

 

Remember, once collected, data about you is out of your control.
You don't have the option to delete it from existence, or edit things. The only choice you have is prevention.

Be proactive and take charge.

Block unwanted secret code with uBlock Origin, NoScript and Privacy Badger. Take a little time to choose what sneaks inside your device. Put up some defences and minimise your collection of stalkers, as much as possible!