New research gives users another reason to hate unwanted ads

A team of researchers, including Damon McCoy, associate professor and member of NYU Cybersecurity for Democracy, revealed the process used by third party advertisers to target online users can be viewed or manipulated by online adversaries using only their target's email address:

"An ad network potentially leaking travel plans to anyone with a target's email address is a significant privacy threat and potentially dangerous to people being stalked," said McCoy.