“Yandex is a Russian Internet company which operates the largest search engine in Russia with about 60% market share in that country. It also develops a number of Internet-based services and products.” – Source
Ethical design violations
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Epidemic: found on 5.3% of surveyed sites (381 instances observed).
- “Yandex.Direct is an automated, auction-based system for placement of text-based advertising in Russia… In addition to targeting ads on the basis of user queries and website content, ads can be targeted on the basis of users’ demographics as well as behavioral patterns, characteristics and locations.” Source
- “5.1. Cookies transferred by Yandex to the User’s devices and by the User’s devices to Yandex may be used by Yandex to provide customized Services to the User, to target advertising displayed to the User, for statistical and research purposes and to improve the Yandex Services.” Source
- “5.5. Counters placed by Yandex within the Services may be used to analyze cookies of the User, to collect and process statistical information on the Service use, and to ensure the performance capacity of the Services, in general, and their certain functions, in particular.” Source
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