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I don't get why everyone complains so much about this whole tracking/advertising nonsense. Really? It's a damn 468x60 (typical banner) pixel image. I don't even notice them. If tracking my general geographical location means more accurate advertising that might relate to my interests rather than annoying random Ford/Toyota/Credit Report/etc. ads, track me all you want. It's 2011 I'm in full support of most of what's going on with the internet. We watch less TV, listen to less radio, and visit less TV sites (NBC, ABC, etc.) so we have to expect SOME new methods of advertising to come out.
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How come when you quoted me a lot of my post became lower case?
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who sees ads anymore?
    
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post #14 of 28
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who sees ads anymore?
you would be surprised at how many people dont use ad block.

On topic I want the option to opt out. If you dont mind being tracked, why should I have to. Even if Chrome implements this feature you can just not use it. Why is it the more options we have the more of a threat we become.
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A simple solution. Like Chrome, but don't like being tracked by some mega corp.? SRWare Iron browser. That is Chrome's source.

Toss in Adblock, NotScripts, Ghostery, Flashblock...and if your paranoid, TOR. Then your good to go.

Edit: almost forgot Google Analytics Opt-out
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/20/11 at 1:53pm
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post #16 of 28
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Honestly I don't see the point of do not track. If you use it, you will still get ads but they just won't be targeted to you and be even more annoying.
Really. I used to hate getting ads that weren't relevant to me whatsoever. Back in the day the same person would get ads for Tampax, truck tires, and server software all on the same page. If you are going to offer me something to buy, at least know that I may give a crap about it first.
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post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by bulmung View Post
you would be surprised at how many people dont use ad block.

On topic I want the option to opt out. If you dont mind being tracked, why should I have to. Even if Chrome implements this feature you can just not use it. Why is it the more options we have the more of a threat we become.
Sites use ad revenue to maintain operation. When you use Ad block on sites like OCN you take away money they need to operate.
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Back in the day the same person would get ads for Tampax, truck tires, and server software all on the same page.
Nerdy female truck drivers....they exist?

I use the MVPS host file and peerblock. i don't get one ad on youtube.
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post #19 of 28
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you would be surprised at how many people dont use ad block.

On topic I want the option to opt out. If you dont mind being tracked, why should I have to. Even if Chrome implements this feature you can just not use it. Why is it the more options we have the more of a threat we become.
Saying "Why is it the more options we have the more of a threat we become" is a generic fearful statment with no bearing on reality.

In reality, if many people started using this feature, the web would see less ad revenue to fund all the internets goodies as a whole and that affects everyone. No one should be afraid of more intelligently targeted ads.

The internet itself has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize. Ads paid for the internet that created that peace(like whats going on in Egypt and other nations especially), so yes in this case giving the people the option not to be tracked means less funding for that very same thing that created peace. IMO that is bad.

So if I had to answer your generic question "Why is it the more options we have the more of a threat we become?" Id have to say: Because this specific option threatens peace by cutting funding to one of its major propagators.

with tracking:
I look at video cards on newegg.com and then I later see adds for video card deal from newegg and other sites.

Without tracking:
I look at video cards on newegg.com and later see adds for credit card deals and online dating services.
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Nerdy female truck drivers....they exist?

I use the MVPS host file and peerblock. i don't get one ad on youtube.
Yes, yes they do.
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