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The discovery of KISSmetrics tracking techniques comes as federal regulators, browser makers, privacy activists and ad tracking companies are trying to define what tracking actually is. The FTC called on browser makers to add a “Do Not Track†setting that essentially lets users tell websites not to leave them alone — though it doesn’t block tracking on its own. It’s more like a “privacy, please†sign on a hotel door. One of the big questions surrounding Do Not Track is about web analytics software, which sites use to determine what’s popular on their site, how many unique visitors a site has a month, where users are coming from, and what pages they leave from.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/...etable-cookie/
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I don't want failbook integration -_- Whats with all these companies pushing for social networking?

EDIT: Wow, wrong thread. My bad.
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diabolical.

really, it seems the only way to have any privacy anymore is to use barebones and go through a bunch of proxies.
    
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Originally Posted by Dranx View Post
I don't want failbook integration -_- Whats with all these companies pushing for social networking?

EDIT: Wow, wrong thread. My bad.
To many tabs open? :3 i do that too sometimes lol

anyways, its typical, the private individual is no longer private...
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I thought betterprivacy took care of this as long as you had FF set to clear cache, cookies and LSO's when you close browser. Wrong?
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meh
I don't have an twitter of failbook account or any of that junks
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I see these undeletable, undodgable, persistant tracking methods as the equivilant of a virus. The techniques used are likely quite similar to the techniques used by virus coders, and these tracking methods seem to employ various techniques to stay and track your usage. Perhaps attacking these tracking companies in the wallet will ultimately be the only way to deter them.
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GJ for Hulu and Spotify taking action though
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I dont like teh internetz anymore
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Originally Posted by Cronos007 View Post
I see these undeletable, undodgable, persistant tracking methods as the equivilant of a virus. The techniques used are likely quite similar to the techniques used by virus coders, and these tracking methods seem to employ various techniques to stay and track your usage. Perhaps attacking these tracking companies in the wallet will ultimately be the only way to deter them.
legal mass production VIRUSES..

yep.. sadly
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