In the 1960s, the internet started as a privacy-oriented information-sharing and networking technology.
It continued respecting the users’ privacy for quite a while until Silicon Valley started rising.
After that, the tech giants and advertisers began leveraging the internet for monetization by increasing user tracking. These advertisers and tracking entities keep chasing internet users as they surf online.
Thanks to privacy advocates, people started becoming aware of their internet privacy. Today, 90% of American users deem their online privacy paramount.
That is why we have many anti-tracking tools, such as adblockers and IP masking tools. These tools tend to prevent the trackers to a certain extent. However, advertisers and trackers still keep hunting for users’ privacy.