TechCrunch is technology-news site owned by AOL. They use many advertising and behavioral trackers, along with other trackers that AOL acquired over the years.We did not test to see if TechCrunch's paid "Extra Crunch" subscription removes any ads or tracking.
TechCrunch's Privacy Rating is D. We found 13 different third-party trackers in the TechCrunch app, and there were 87 attempted tracking connections detected during our test.
Blocked tracking attempts.
How was tracker testing done?
Tested using Lockdown v0.4.0
What was done during the test?
87 total tracking attempts in ~5 minutes of tapping around a few articles in the app and adding a few news preferences.
How many tracking attempts each time the app is opened?
8 new tracking attempts each time the app is opened.
Did user give consent to tracking before tracking started?
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