Are u aware these sites track users here?

June 3, 2012 at 14:16:09
Specs: Win xp SP3, pentium 4 3ghz HT
Guys are u aware these sites track users here?
xiti.com
imworldwide.com
quantserve.com
addthis.com

Justin do u know these sites?

Install this Firefox addon to see for yourself
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#1
June 3, 2012 at 17:24:21
Hi,

Yes, I know those sites. They either provide services to the site (such as add this allowing people to share posts on facebook) or tracking information (such as XiTi helping us understand our users and how they interact with the site).

Justin


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#2
June 3, 2012 at 21:10:32
So these stalkers collect the information of each user and they are free to use the way they want right(like selling them)?

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#3
June 4, 2012 at 05:46:48
Hi,

You'd have to read each site's privacy policy and opt-out instructions if you are interested.

From many past experiences, there are a few things I don't openly debate with users of the site. One is advertising policy and another would be why we choose to run or not run various code beacons like that. If there are specific bugs or problems within those types of things, I will do my best to get it fixed. However, I won't get into a debate with you about the validity of running or not running them.

All I can say is I think you are off-base with some of your assumptions. Also, almost all large sites run some sort of tracking code so they can analyze their users and improve user experience.

Justin


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#4
June 4, 2012 at 06:32:26
kuwese, I'd say if your not happy about targeted advertising on the site, you should get a refund from Computing.net for using their site......

...... wait a minute......

www.USACCTV.com


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#5
June 4, 2012 at 11:40:08
Hosts files maybe?


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#6
June 4, 2012 at 17:24:17
Anyone on the net these days that doesn't suspect their info is shared? If not, they are kidding themselves. I personally don't have a problem with it as long as it's not my passwords, credit card data, etc. that's being sold. The days on "total anonymity" on the internet are long over. If it's that big of a problem, then the fore-mentioned host file block should suffice, or opt-out here:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#7
June 4, 2012 at 19:22:19
I run a lot of things through the hosts file myself.

Likely


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#8
June 5, 2012 at 12:08:59
The real question is, did you know that FireFox and windows track their users information?

:: mike


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