THIS WEBSITE VERIFIES THAT YOU ARE BEING TRACKED ON INTERNET

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THIS WEBSITE VERIFIES THAT YOUR EVERY ACTIONS ARE BEING TRACKED ON INTERNET

Have you ever wondered why the similar type of product item that you have searched for previously, continuously follows you from wherever possible in your active browser window? This is the consequences you being followed, your every movements or actions are tracked. The product once you have searched for begins to appear in advertisements in the websites that you visit.

If you have doubt that your actions are not tracked, you can visit this website and know how your every movements within the browser window in internet are tracked.  The site is a web experiment website from where you can get enough idea of how your actions are tracked. This website is developed by Dutch researchers.

When you access the site for the first time, you will find a huge green button and a blinking cursor. Within seconds, even without doing anything, this site will begin to track your data. Additionally, it will show which browser you are using and how many cores have the CPU of your machine has. Whenever you make some movement with the mouse, hover over something, click on something, make the window inactive and every other action are printed on screen with speech of every action. Also, it tells you how long you have been on this site.

HOW IT WORKS?

image of user being tracked on internetEach action you take is recorded and described both on screen and by a voice through robotics (and half sarcastic). The site also compares its actions with those of other users, and even try to guess some more personal information (such as gender) based on their behavior. Even what you do outside the site can be captured.

From there, it begins to function as a strange but addictive game click. After some time, certain actions unlock achievements like clicking the button 10 times etc. There are more than 100 different achievements that you can complete.

This site was created by VPRO Medialab, in collaboration with the project WE ARE DATA. Its aim is to demonstrate how we are always constantly tracked on the Internet and often without our consent. The information about your movements, actions, search items and so on are valuable assets for businesses. Therefore, when it appears that the product you searched is magically chasing you through the Internet, know that this is not a mere coincidence.

 

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