Cryptocurrency News Today: Brave browser catches Google tracking users with hidden web pages

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Cryptocurrency News Today: Brave browser catches Google tracking users with hidden web pages

Brave, the budding privacy-focused browser with its own native Cryptocurrency, has alleged that Google is using hidden web pages to feed personal data of its users to advertisers, reports Financial Times.

The evidence, now in the hands of the Irish data regulator, reportedly accuses the Big G of allowing users (and their browsing habits) to be profiled, resulting in targeted advertisements.

It’s claimed that these actions circumvent EU privacy regulations that demand user consent, as well as transparency from tech giants like Google.

Remember: Google is Brave’s number one competitor

According to Financial Times, Brave‘s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan discovered Google‘s alleged secret web pages after tracking his data as it was traded on Google‘s advertising exchange Authorized Buyers, formally known as DoubleClick.

Ryan’s evidence reportedly shows Google had “labelled him with an identifying tracker that it fed to third-party companies that logged on to a hidden web page.”

That web page allegedly showed no content, but conta

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