RedTracker| The Wall Street Journal is investigating loss of privacy on the Internet. A significant finding is that popular children’s websites install more tracking technologies on personal computers that the top websites used by adults.
The Journal examined 50 sites popular with U.S. teens and children to see what tracking tools they installed on a test computer. As a group, the sites placed 4,123 “cookies,” “beacons” and other pieces of tracking technology. That is 30% more than were found in an analysis of the 50 most popular U.S. sites overall, which are generally aimed at adults. Read on at WSJ.