Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Oct 2012 23:06 UTC
Internet & Networking "With the fate of our beloved internet economy allegedly at stake, perhaps it's a good time to examine what Do Not Track is. How did the standard came to be, what does it do, and how does it stand to change online advertising? Is it as innocuous as privacy advocates make it sound, or does it stand to jeopardize the free, ad-supported internet we've all come to rely on?" Do Not Track is inherently flawed because it gives people a false sense of security. Other than perhaps well-known and accountable sites, nobody's going to abide by it anyway. We don't need nonsense like DNT - we need to educate people about that 'private browsing' button. Everybody's already using it for porn anyway; shouldn't be hard to let people know what other things it can be used for.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Well, here's the thing about the donotcall list. The scammers who are already doing illegal things, don't f'n care. The calls are routed through individual lines not tied through a buisness somehow ( skype??, burner cell phones?, forged Caller Id? I don't know). On calling back the number, I only ever get busy signals. I have one that has my number. I've reported each call to the FTC for the past year, but haven't got a response. Each time I also add it to a block list of numbers that simply don't ring, so they may be trying more than I actually realize.

I image a do not email list would work just as well for scammers.

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