The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. ronjor

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  2. George942

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    what can be done against those tracking methods?
    does runing IE8 in private mode eliminates the tracking?
    thx
     
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    private browsing helps as does not allowing third party cookies; disallowing scripting for all sites except trusted. delete browser cache periodically
     
  5. CloneRanger

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    @ ronjor

    Very good article :thumb:

    Well if MS doesn't know how code gets implanted on it's www's heaven help us :eek: Incredible :thumbd:

    Didn't expect to find 4c812db292272995e5416a323e79bd37 on my comp, and it's not, just looked :p

    Most people, as the article goes to prove, just don't have a clue about such tracking, so this "might" go some way in enlightening them :thumb: But how long before they forget, or are too lazy to find out how to prevent it, and/or clean up after, or can't fathom out how to ?

    The article should be a sticky on there, and widely linked to worldwide :thumb:
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Not here either. Thank you Sandboxie.
     
  7. vasa1

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    The great Satan and everybody's whipping boy, Google, wasn't mentioned!
     
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    Or just don't care. I've mentioned this thing to several people, and they all have basically said "So what?" :(
     
  10. caspian

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    Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Yes. God Bless Sandboxie. And Returnil too.
     
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    I agree. I think Returnil is a Godsend. The single most important piece of software on my laptop. No question.
     
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    Caspian, speaking of Returnil, did you realize R-Wipe & Clean has a feature that erases all .dat files on reboot? I paid no attention to RW&C until this feature. My mistake. I no longer use the Returnil wipe function and use the RW&C function as it's a stronger wiping algorithm. Using HeX0R, I have checked: it leaves no trace of it at all.
     
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