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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RE: Good luck with that....
by Alfman on Fri 5th Jul 2013 04:02 UTC in reply to "Good luck with that...."
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Most people don't seem to realize that. Everyone needs to be informed that google does have JS monitoring code on millions of 3rd party web pages where it's not otherwise obvious that google's tracking them. Plugins like ghostery help detect many trackers including google's.

For example according to ghostery osnews uses these 3rd party trackers:

Cross Pixel (Manhattan, NY, USA)
Google Adsense
Google Analytics
Mint (claims to be "self-hosted" so it doesn't share info).

Osnews itself is hosted in dallas texas. I'm curious as to why a european provider wasn't chosen?

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