“Session replay scripts collect can’t reasonably be expected to be kept anonymous.”

Popular websites record every keystroke you type

#Privacy

Tue, Nov 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard brings to attention how 482 of the world's most popular website run some form of keylogger, capturing everything you type and do. Considering companies care more about your data than your privacy, it should be no surprise the internet has become such a sad, manipulative place. Some are calling for regulation.

These scripts, or bits of code that websites run, are called “session replay” scripts. Session replay scripts are used by companies to gain insight into how their customers are using their sites and to identify confusing webpages. But the scripts don’t just aggregate general statistics, they record and are capable of playing back individual browsing sessions. The scripts don’t run on every page, but are often placed on pages where users input sensitive information, like passwords and medical conditions.

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