Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

“Your web browser holds a lot of information about you, and this information is available to websites who want it,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet.Want a peek at the sort of information that a website has access to? Read on!”

“There are two websites that you can visit. The first site is called Click,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Not only does this site show you the information that your browser is leaking about you and your computer, it also watches what you do.”

“The other site you can visit is Webkay,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “This site is less playful than Click, but it presents the data that it gathers about you in a much clearer manner…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Click is definitely more playful than Webkay, but both are likely to be illuminating to the average web user.

7 Comments

  1. I went to click from iPad in both normal and private mode. The website response was essentially identical, even though I *never tapped the green button* in private mode. I see no value at all in that site.

      1. Private mode is not to browse privately from the web but from your house. The sole purpose of private browsing in safari and chrome is to not left behind history or trace of what you did on your browser during browsing session.
        It is supposed to help to protect you if you are making bank transactions or other task that require not to leave information behind.

    1. My main point was the the website response was virtually the same, even though I never tapped the green button or touched the display in any way on the second try. It still said that I pushed the button and it still talked about scrolling and such. I don’t get it.

  2. Click showed virtually nothing about me or my machine.

    What Webkay showed was almost all wrong. It did get my OS version correct and my Safari version correct, but everything else was wrong from my physical location to my IP address to what apps were running and more.

    Seems some firewalls (even simple ones) and virtual networks do work after all.

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