Those who are tracking you are packaging where you have been on the Internet and maybe personal information they have gathered about you.
They may be selling your information on the Surveillance Capitalism supply chain with or maybe without your permission, and without knowing what buyers may do with your information.
News Flash - September 5, 2019
Google’s "DoubleClick/Authorized Buyers" ad system is active on 8.4+ million websites.
It broadcasts personal data about visitors to these sites to 2,000+ companies, hundreds of billions of times a day.
So much for "Don’t be evil".
Surveillance Capitalism supply chain buyers may buy more information about you from multiple sellers.
They bundle information about you and sell it to other Surveillance Capitalism supply chain buyers.
Advertising agencies are buyers of your information and target you with ads.
Some other Surveillance Capitalism supply chain buyers and sellers who are interested in you are, insurance, retail, finance, goods and service companies, and many more.
When any of the numerous buyers and sellers in the Surveillance Capitalism supply chain are breached, the stolen information about you may be sold to bad actors on the world wide black market.
News Flash: September 20, 2019
Two independent sets of researchers this week released papers that measure the extent of the surveillance your TV is conducting on you.
The most prevalent tracker, Google’s doubleclick.net, showed up in 975 of the top 1,000 Roku channels, with Google analytics trackers showing up in 360, the researchers found.
Over on the Amazon side of things, perhaps unsurprisingly, Amazon trackers were the most prevalent, showing up in 687 of 1,000 channels.
Doubleclick trackers were found on 307 channels, and Facebook trackers were on 196.
Tracking not only includes sending information about video titles, which you might expect, but also permanent device identifiers and wireless SSID information, the researchers found.
A majority of the channels sending information back through trackers sent it unencrypted in plaintext, the researchers also found.
Nearly all TV devices in our testbeds contact Netflix even though we never configured any TV with a Netflix account.
The article also discusses some streamer TV consumer options that may help you limit your streamer TV surveillance.