Opting out of behavioral ad tracking may get easier

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Oct 4, 2010.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/10/opting-out-of-behavioral-ad-tracking-may-get-easier.ars
     
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    So we opt out by giving them even more data, no thanks !
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. It's like when the credit reporting agencies in the United States use information to "verify" your identity by -- asking for more information!

    I had a friend once show me a prepaid envelope that was sent to him by a collection agency that he was to mail his payment back in. The return address spot looked like this:

    _______________________
    Name

    _______________________
    Address

    ___________________ ___
    City State

    ____________
    Phone Number


    Phone number? In the return address box? Stupid trick, but I told him probably 75% of the people fill it out handing debt collectors their phone number without giving it a thought. Well, it asks for it, right? People just need to THINK.
     
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