It is no secret that websites can gain tons of information about their visits just by visiting the site. Many people can only begin to understand the extent to which this information can be obtained.
With the revelations about the NSA’s bulk collection of data over the last several years, internet privacy has become a major concern for many Americans. For Republicans and Democrats alike, skepticism of the government’s involved of these programs has been very prevalent.
These programs created national headlines when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filibustered on the Senate floor in protest of the USA Freedom Act, an act which ultimately was a replacement for portions of the PATRIOT Act. Although most privacy advocates argued the USA Freedom Act was a step in the right direction by comparison, it was still ideal not to have either in place, which would ultimately end the bulk collection of metadata.
Now, there is a new website which shows what the website knows about each visitor on screen. Some of these seem rather simple, such as when and where the curse moves across the screen, when the last time the visitor had went to the website, as well as what browser the individual is using.
It shows the time of visits, time of inactivity, movements across, as well as a number of other actions. Visit the site here, “ClickClickClick.Click” to see what they can see about you when you visit their site and others.
With the fight for internet freedom and privacy promising to continue well into the future, this type of site certainly acts as a way to open the eyes of citizens who may not understand how much can be known even from their basic information. This is something that should certainly raise questions for all Americans.
What do you think about the site? Did you realize all this information could be collected? Let HYPELINE know what you think in the comments!