New Anti-Tracking Feature

New Anti-Tracking Feature

John Haggard

We have all read and seen what seems like countless stories on invasion of privacy, everything from computer hacks to stolen identities. The US Voter Database was the largest data breach to date where 191 million people were affected (December 2015). Even the US Department of Defense was hacked with roughly 200,000 people exposed. It no longer surprises anyone to hear that a company has been hacked and that personal records have been exposed.¬†Even the credit file company, Equifax was hacked in 2017 and again in 2020, twice in 3 years, exposing up to 147.9 million people’s identify.

Another area of outrage for some has been the tracking of people who visit websites by following them wherever they go and serving them ads or articles of interested based on their search queries. Next year, Apple is rolling out an anti-tracking feature. Details here.