The Internet gives us many opportunities, but at the same time it carries new risks and threats. One of the most noticeable is the threat to our privacy. Some users believe that the built-in browser functions and antiviruses provide sufficient protection against surveillance by websites, but this, of course, is not enough.
How do websites and apps monitor users?
There are four most common methods that websites and apps use to track users:
Tracking by IP address. Having received information about the user’s IP address, websites and hackers can find out your location, detailed information about devices connected to your network, and much more.
Collecting information using permissions granted by users.
Email trackers used by marketers, phishers and spammers. This software allows you to find out when and by whom an email was opened.
Collecting information about a user using their search history. From the search history, search engines can find out when users view web pages, where they are (if there are geotags on the site), how much time they spend on various sites and what types of sites they like to visit.