6 months ago
It can feel a bit creepy when those pesky web ads try to lure you into buying that car you researched the day before -- kinda like you're being watched. Now, users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer may have good reason to be paranoid as ad analytics firm, Spider.io, claims security flaws in IE can lead to outlets tracking your mouse movements.
The Redmond-based team argues that other web browsers have "similar capabilities" (which Spider debates) and Spider.io has ulterior motives -- being an ad analytics firm itself -- it allegedly wants to knock down two competitors that are supposedly utilizing the flaw for business purposes. We've asked Spider.io for comment, and we'll update this post if we're told more. Microsoft reinforces that they're "actively working to adjust this behavior" -- in the meantime, you may want to use another browser.