Published: Jan 8, 2022
One example is Imgur.
I was surfing some Sub-Reddit’s. Found a couple of meme images and wanted to view them in a larger size than the postage-stamp sized Reddit preview.
let’s next load up a VPN’ed browser and see what tracking scripts are being loaded.
As you can see from the above screenshot, 13 trackers and ADs are being loaded, including from Facebook, Media Lab (The owner of Imgur), Quantcast (Website Analytics), Alexa, primis (Video recommendation provider), Ad Lightning, Yieldlove (Header bidding) and Google Tag Manager.
These problems, pointed out in the blog post, apply to many other websites.