Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
In the News "Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday." Cute, but pointless. France does it too, as does the UK. Documents from the Dutch intelligence agencies indicate that they, too, are involved in mass surveillance, the extent of which will supposedly be investigated by parliament.
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Good luck with that....
by BushLin on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:55 UTC
BushLin
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2011-01-26

Quite a few sites now use ajax.googleapis.com for hosting standard .js files.
That means ever visitor to such a site hands Google a referrer of the page they're on, their IP address and browser fingerprint.
Doesn't matter that it's a site in german, mainly hosted on servers in the EU... Google can still track you if they've gone this route.

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