I had no idea that Comcast, my internet service provider, installed more than a hundred tracking tools. Dictionary.com installed 234 tracking tools on a user's computer without permission, only 11 from Dictionary.com itself and 223 from companies that track internet users. The vast majority of these tools, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, did not allow users to decline tracking. Among the 50 top sites assessed in this study by The Wall Street Journal, Dictionary.com "ranked highest in exposing users potentially aggressive surveillance."

Csaba Osvath

Notes from:
I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
By Lori Andrews
(page 22)