ComScore Sued for Massive Online Privacy Violations, Called ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tool’


The online tracking and analytics firm comScore is being sued for allegedly collecting Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, and other data from unsuspecting consumers. As part of a class-action lawsuit, comScore’s software is labeled an “intrusive surveillance tool” that allowed the company to monitor every keystroke and every action taken by Internet users. To collect data, according to this ComputerWorld article, comScore’s software “modifies a computer’s firewall settings, redirects Internet traffic, and can be upgraded and controlled remotely.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.