Discussion in 'privacy general' started by CloneRanger, May 7, 2011.
The option to remain private and/or anonymous never looked better to me than it does right now
Lol, anyone notice the irony?
While reading the article there are 14(!) different trackers tracking you including 2 from Google and 2 from Facebook
Not at the time But yeah
I got 10 blocked, that i was notified about anyway
What are the other 4 ?
It depends on which domains you allow with NoScript or other addons. Some 3rd party domains load others, who again load others, when I temporarily allowed every domain with NoScript I got 14 trackers. I also got Comscore Beacon, Facebook Connect, Google Analytics and Quantcast.
Thanks That's "probably" why i didn't see them as my NoScript is set to block Everything
A lot of talk about how some of my Facebook friends won't see my updates or I won't see their updates. Good grief, there is also a real world out there (and email)
(my FB profile is fake anyway, it's just for laughs).
Then there is Noscript, Scroogle, Ixquick and much more.
Personalization algorithms? Meh.
AdBlock+ takes care of most ads. Personalized or not.
All in all, much ado about nothing.
I must say that I'm shocked,shocked,shocked!?
I'll take the "Blue Pill" for 10 points.
What if the "Illusion" doesn't just stop at filtering but could isolate a user from the internet where all a users queries and downloads are mediated or fetched for them.
How would you know an intranet from an internet if your being fed?
Google provides an optout to adsense and I believe one other program used to track you. They do this to be competitive.
Let's say I use google and "Search Engine X" equally for the same searches. Google learns I usually click results that have to do with Pizza but Search Engine X doesn't. Google uses that info to then provide me with more Pizza related results. Suddenly I'm getting more of what I want from google and Search Engine X hasn't really changed.
So why would I use Search Engine X?
Again, it's a feature.
I provide myself with tools like Adblock and NoScript to optout from Google (and other sites) tracking
Ask yourself another question: in the situation you were describing, why would you use Google for anything ELSE than pizza ?
I actually do as well but I don't believe that their service is malicious at all. I simply do it because... I can. Haha.
Also google provides an opt-out.
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