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State monitoring – This is what governments know from your Internet habits

April 22, 2021

Usually when we write about snooping and tracking on the Panda Security blog, it is to alert our readers to a new scam or technique being used by criminals to steal personal data. But it’s not just cybercriminals who collect your data – marketers like Facebook and Google also operate massive monitoring and data collection programs to refine their targeted advertising.

And as you might expect, governments also engage in some web monitoring, usually in an effort to combat criminal activity like terrorism. What most people don’t realise is just how invasive this monitoring can be.

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