The idea of websites tracking users without their knowledge or permission isn’t new, but you might be surprised at just how big a problem it really is. Tim Libert, a privacy researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, published new peer-reviewed research that attempted to quantify just that. His conclusion borders on sensational, I think. Let the data speak for itself 9 out of 10 websites leak user data to a third-party and typically without the user having any knowledge of this. To perform the research, Libert used his own open source software creation called webXray, a program he’d used previously…

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