NSA uses Google cookies to track users
December 12 , 2013
The NSA has begun to use the same tool that advertisers use in order to track consumers: Google cookies.
Latest files released by Edward Snowden revealed that the agency uses this tracking file to send out the software and hack the computers of visitors on websites.
Online privacy advocates should consider themselves smart since they have long pushed for an option that would let people opt out of such tracking by advertisers. "There's increasingly a sense that giving consumers control over the information they share with companies is all the more important," an analyst said, "because you're also giving them control over the information they share with government."