AttenTV turns Web surfing into eerie spectator sport

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    I guess AttenTV might make a good marketing tool-:ninja:
    But, for some reason-the idea of it all just nauseates me........yeee-uck!

    Good catch, Ronjor!:)
     
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    The sad thing is that companies like Doubleclick and Omniture are already doing this via web bugs on mainstream websites (e.g. Paypal). Google is doing this via Google Analytics (though it is a tool targeted at webmasters wanting more information on site visitors, it also provides Google with the same information which they can then aggregate with similar data from all other GA users).

    Google's purchase of Doubleclick is likely to make things worse for the casual browser who will doubtless be on the receiving end of ever more monitoring.
     
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    Google Analytics are widely used I'm afraid. :cautious:
     
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    Some very prominent names I see here, like doubleclick and omniture. Somehow I wish these big companies would be classified as profit-driven spyware.
    I bet they get a kick out of it after collecting so many *statistics* over the years.
     
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