Who tracks you? Even if you don’t have anything to hide it’s a creepy feeling to know that everything you do online and offline is being watched. Here’s an in-depth investigation from The New York Times (ironically, one of the biggest trackers).
Among all the sites I visited, news sites, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, had the most tracking resources. This is partly because the sites serve more ads, which load more resources and additional trackers. But news sites often engage in more tracking than other industries, according to a study from Princeton.
Google’s own domains don’t contain that many trackers. The same is true for Facebook. But that’s because they place most of their trackers on other websites. Google was present on every site I visited, collecting information on where I live, the device I used and everything I looked at.