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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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Really what alternative is there ?

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Really what alternative is there ?


There is no alternative.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

You also have to remember that companies don't usually break the copyright laws.

It might happen that movies and music gets copied with p2p but it isn't usually the companies.

And tracking obviously applies to businesses.

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Oh no, can I just have the implant now so I can be told what to think and buy.

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