My Bank Has Suddenly Increased The Sites That It Allows To Monitor My Activity

kelvin_koolohm
  |     |   1 posts since 2020

I use an extension called uMatrix to monitor and control the scripts that sites try to run on my computer.

I have not needed to make any changes for my banking site for over 10 years.

Suddenly, I now have to allow Adobe and Amazon scripts to run if I want to just transfer funds from one

account to another.

Obviously, I now want to change banks.

Is there a repository somewhere online where I can review different banks' invasive tactics if you want to

use online banking?

I really don't have any need for everyone in the world to know that I transferred $100 from one of my

bank accounts to another.



Answers
Choice
  |     |   152 posts since 2020
May want to read the disclosures and see if they comply with local privacy laws which may supersede the disclosures...I’d cite noncompliance with something and escalate as needed...let us know the name of institution
me1004
  |     |   949 posts since 2010
Nearly all disclosures always include vague language that can means they can do anything. For instance, they often say they can share your info with their "affiliates." Their affiliates are ANYONE, in particular, anyone who wants to buy the info.
Choice
  |     |   152 posts since 2020
As in baseball, ties go to the runner! In this case, if vague or ambiguous the drafter doesn’t get the option to determine meaning, in fact, it’s construed against the drafter! And buying info is prohibited under some state privacy laws! Nice try but no cigar
enduser
  |     |   185 posts since 2015
No need to change banks. May I suggest you purchase and install AdGuard. This is not your typical adblocker. They decimate all types of intrusive scrips, ads, trackers, adware, virus, scams, etc.. without rendering your browser useless. It also has VPN capabilities built in. Your movements on the Internet are secure and your business only. You will also notice a improvement on page loads and surfing speed since your browser will not be loading any ads or useless junk.

When you buy the license they also allow you to install it on your cellphone. It is best to buy the lifetime license $80 then to have recurring monthly charges. This is the only thing I have found that lets you surf the Internet without seeing any types of ads including video ads like those on YouTube. If you happen to see an ad or action occurring that is not blocked you can report it right then and there by clicking on the AdGuard assistant and it will be updated within 24 hours.

I would also suggest you use a browser such as Firefox. They are not in the business of selling ads as is Google when you use chrome and Micro$oft Bing when you use Edge. I do not recommend using Opera since they are now owned by a Chinese company. You can also lock down Firefox to clear all history when it closes, and other security settings.
cdqueen
  |     |   62 posts since 2016
Thank you Kelvin for the 'head's up' on this troubling practice. I would really want to know which bank was doing that (to you) so that I too could change banks if it happens to be the same as mine. Please consider revealing which bank is subjecting its clients to this practice. Thank you for your important contribution.
me1004
  |     |   949 posts since 2010
I don't think there is any such repository, but yes, it seems their ought to be (there should be for all tech, for everything out there -- and you would lhe shocked to the core to find out how much of it goes on from everywhere).

But in the meantime, you should file a complaint with the bank, even directly with the CEO, over that. And you should list the bank's name here, and any place else, so others can know about that.


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