New York Times Launches Privacy Project Loaded With Tracking Scripts2

Yesterday the New York Times launched a special project and hub on privacy, which they say will be a “monthslong project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential.”

Yet even as they dedicate whole web pages and splashy graphics to the subject of privacy, data scraping, and data extraction, they’re running tracking scripts in the background that gather analytics about you in real time and show your usage patterns, according to the privacy-oriented bookmarking site Pinboard. They can then use those analytics to, you guessed it, court advertisers.

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