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Thousands of Popular Websites See What You Type—Before You Hit Submit

WHEN YOU SIGN up for a newsletter or check out online, you probably take for granted that if you mistype your email address three times or change your mind, it doesn't matter. Nothing actually happens until you hit the Submit button, right? Well, maybe not. According to new research, a surprising number of websites are collecting some or all of your data as you type it into a digital form.

A article by Lily Hay Newman published on May 11, 2023: