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post #21 of 94
there's something these "Executives" arn't being upfront about.

Damn straight firefox/Kovac should put them right.

In terms of Firefox though, i've used it for years, and will continue to use it - even though, if i were honest, the later versions have been total pants in terms of stability/performance.

I believe it's important to encourage competition and support those smaller companies. This is why i refuse to use IE or Chrome - evne if they were better. Microsoft and Google (especially Google) are just too big for my liking.

Quote:
Kovacs illustrates the problem with corporations brilliantly - many of them are managed, but not led. If we're going to attack the real problem with business, lets go after the lack of ethical and socially responsible leadership that lets business be run by a mob when it should be run by a human with human values. Attacking the legal institution is a red (pun intended) herring.
Had to quote this, good stuff.
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/17/11 at 11:30am
post #22 of 94
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Originally Posted by JeremyFr View Post
Sorry gotta say it, you all realize that IE9 has "do not track" as well right?? just sayin......

I'm not vouching for one or the other but its like MS is "the man" and no matter what they do they're always evil, but someone else come's out with the same feature and they're the saviour of the world, it makes me lol sometimes how people on here are.
IE9's do not track feature doesn't work quite as well. Apparently there are conflicts or whatever, I have to dig up the article again, it was posted here yesterday.
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hmmm I just might have to go back to firefox. Hopefully 4.0 goes well.
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1. The feature blocks tracking cookies, not ads.
2. The feature is turned off by default
3. Anybody who cares about this has already been using Ghostery or the like for a long time.
post #25 of 94
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Originally Posted by JeremyFr View Post
Sorry gotta say it, you all realize that IE9 has "do not track" as well right?? just sayin......

I'm not vouching for one or the other but its like MS is "the man" and no matter what they do they're always evil, but someone else come's out with the same feature and they're the saviour of the world, it makes me lol sometimes how people on here are.
Firefox, chrome, and IE are all working on a 'do not track' system. At this point the effectiveness of each system is up in the air and will be determined later on.
What matters right now is how serious the big 3 browsers are about this, and with the CEO pretty much declaring war on the old advertising system, I would rather follow him then any of the companies.
post #26 of 94
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1. The feature blocks tracking cookies, not ads.
2. The feature is turned off by default
3. Anybody who cares about this has already been using Ghostery or the like for a long time.
Doesn't mean that this isn't a good thing. The browser natively supporting the function rather than needing bloated add-ons is good for everyone.
post #27 of 94
Yes people, we understand that the web would be very limited without advertisements.

But the thing is that cookie-tracking is not an advertisement. It's not popping up with a box that says, "hey, you want to check this out? Then click this link for something you might want or need." It's secretly tracking your browsing history/habits, then taking and selling that info to some other third party. Honestly, the only real legit use for cookies should be to store login info for pages you don't want to always re-enter your credentials for. They should not be used for accumulating data on your browsing habits without your expressed, opt-in consent, and then using that or selling that info.
    
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Kovacs should hire the noscript people to help them finish the "Do Not Track" function.
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Doesn't mean that this isn't a good thing. The browser natively supporting the function rather than needing bloated add-ons is good for everyone.
Yeah, the point of my post was basically "why are they complaining?".

While I haven't looked deeply into how Mozilla's feature works, I honestly doubt it will be as in depth has Ghostery which has an actively updating block list. But then again, who knows...

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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Kovacs should hire the noscript people to help them finish the "Do Not Track" function.
You mean hire the Ghostery guys? NoScript stops JavaScript from running unless the domain is whitelisted, which has nothing to do with tracking cookies.
Edited by Jimi - 3/17/11 at 12:55pm
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very nice. i've always hated ff 3.6 for being slower than ie 8 and 9, but i'll be downloading ff 4 when it release.
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