Deleting Facebook Won’t ‘Guarantee’ Privacy; 80% Indians Use Youtube!

New research has come out, which claims that even after you have deleted your Facebook account, you can be still tracked and monitored.

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Deleting Facebook Doesn't Guarantee Privacy

#DeleteFacebook movement is gaining momentum all over the world. Now, even SpaceX founder Elon Musk has deleted his Facebook account and all company pages.

If you are one of them, who deleted their Facebook account thinking that now you are completely off-the-radar, then think again – Because new research says that even after you have deleted your Facebook account, you can be tracked. And profiled.

Meanwhile, Google has claimed that 80% of all Internet users in India are now using Youtube.

#DeleteFacebook Means Nothing!

Facebook is just one of the streams, through which an Internet user is being tracked and profiled for being used by marketing agencies and propaganda creators.

New research has come out, which claims that even after you have deleted your Facebook account, you can be still tracked and monitored.

When you use the Internet for surfing the web, you leave behind traces everywhere, in the form of pixels, tracking codes, cookies and more.

And these can be tracked and monitored by 3rd party agencies, easily.

In fact, as per Cliqz, which is a Germany-based anti-tracking product creator, Facebook is right now monitoring 30% of global Internet traffic, and Google has command over 60% of global Internet traffic.

Hence, even if you are out of Facebook radar, you are being tracked – either by Facebook, or Google or any other unknown 3rd party tracker.

In 2016, Princeton University too conducted a similar study, and found traces of tracking codes everywhere, in almost every browser they studied. Many of them were not even on any social network.

Note here, that Cliqz is owned by Hubert Burda Media and backed by Mozilla. In their study, they tracked 144 million page loads across 8.5 lack Internet users from countries like United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

They found that 77.4% of all browsers had one or the form of tracking code embedded.

Some researchers have suggested that phone and computer users can stop this massive tracking by disabling the option on their respective devices and browsers, but again, it is yet to be proved whether this is 100% assured way or not.

It seems that the mere act of opening a website, any website on the Internet is enough to pull into this huge maze of tracking and monitoring.

Privacy, it seems, has become extinct just like dinosaurs.

Google: 80% Indians Use Youtube

On the eve of completing 10 years in India, Google has shared some interesting data, pertaining to their usage and expansion.

As per them, 80% of all Internet users in India are now on Youtube, as its audience is expanding at a breakneck speed.

Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, South East Asia and India, Google said that right now, Youtube has 300 channels with over a million subscribers. In 2014, there were just 16 channels.

He said,

“For brands, YouTube is now an end-to-end platform and as per the December 2017 ‘ComScore Video Metrix Multi-Platform’ it reaches 85 percent of all highly engaged internet users, in the 18 years and above age-group.”

By 2022, Google expects 500 million viewers.

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