Google and Facebook Can Track Your Porn-Viewing History Even On ‘Incognito Mode’

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It is quite interesting to be aware that even the incognito mode doesn’t offer that desired  privacy any longer, at least not when the likes of Google and Facebook can actually track your Porn-Viewing history

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You are probably wondering how that is even possible and amidst your thought, you would also like to imagine how long your history of viewing porn would actually be, contrary to your thought of ‘none’.

As seen in the image below, once you switch from the normal browser to using the incognito mode, you are expected to off watch, not even by the eyes of the team behind the search engine. However, this may be one of the longest existing tricks with using the web browser, as all the written policy doesn’t stop either Google or Facebook from monitoring your activities even while operating on the incognito mode.

According to a new report, Google, Facebook, and even the likes of Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch even when you switch on the “incognito” mode on your laptop or smartphone. The report that was gotten from a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania also suggest that investigated 22,484 porn websites (using a tool called “webXray”) revealed that 93 percent of pages track and leak users’ data to third-party organizations.

“Tracking on these sites is highly concentrated by a handful of major companies,” said the researchers who identified 230 different companies and services tracking users in their sample. Among non-pornography-specific services, Google tracks 74 percent of pornographic sites, Oracle 24 percent, and Facebook 10 percent.

“In the US, many advertising and video hosting platforms forbid ‘adult’ content. For example, Google’s YouTube is the largest video host in the world, but does not allow pornography,” the researchers wrote. “However, Google has no policies forbidding websites from using their code hosting (Google APIs) or audience measurement tools (Google Analytics). Thus, Google refuses to host porn, but has no limits on observing the porn consumption of users, often without their knowledge.”

That been said, Google has chosen to be silent about responding to requests for comment.

“We don’t want adult websites using our business tools since that type of content is a violation of our Community Standards. When we learn that these types of sites or apps use our tools, we enforce against them,” Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne said in an email Thursday.

Also, while this has sprouted a lot of controversies, there might be a good side to the story, and that is because Google is reportedly closing Incognito Mode loophole in Chrome 76 update and that may simply meany the company will have to keep to there words henceforth.

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