Obfuscation of data through using group accounts

Teenagers have come up with elab­o­rat­ed schemes to share insta­gram accounts and pro­duce obfus­cat­ing data, in order to look at what­ev­er they want to look at with­out being tracked indi­vid­u­al­ly.

»Each time she refreshed the Explore tab, it was a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent top­ic, none of which she was inter­est­ed in. That’s because Mosley was­n’t the only per­son using this account — it belonged to a group of her friends, at least five of whom could be on at any giv­en time. Maybe they could­n’t hide their data foot­prints, but they could at least leave hun­dreds behind to con­fuse track­ers.« Alfred Ng on Cnet.com

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