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Miley Cyrus topped Yahoo!'s most searched person in 2013. In fact the search engine studies what we look at so carefully they know exactly what millions of us search on our computers. Turns out most of us also spent time looking up Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, and Duck Dynasty.

With so many companies knowing so much about us privacy advocates are now applauding a new Princeton University study. Researchers are creating fake people with different ages, races, genders, and income levels to search the same sites on the World Wide Web. The idea is to track how different people experience the same sites differently.

Joseph Sanscrainte, a privacy lawyer, says what the study is trying to prove or disprove if there is such a thing a digital discrimination.

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