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11. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 9, 2012, 13:41 mag
 
*dull surprise*  
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10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 18:30 space captain
 
hackerz gonna hack  
Go forth, and kill!
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9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 12:14 reisub
 
True, it can be a pain sometimes. Hence the desire for a Do-Not-Track setting I guess. I'll stick to my current method though. ^^  
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8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 12:02 eRe4s3r
 
But that is... hassle  
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7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 11:52 reisub
 
Which is why God created whitelists.  
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6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 11:44 eRe4s3r
 
True, but if you block redirects and 3rd party connections you can't use 90% of the web ;p Most sites host their images on a CDN, not on their own servers.  
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5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 10:57 reisub
 
Assuming you allow connections to third-party servers at all.  
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4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 10:55 eRe4s3r
 
They can track you even if you use adblock, actually, using adblock and more security features just makes your browser ID more unique, and so easier to track.

Is called browser profiling, and yeah.. it works. Particularly if you use Crome or latest betas of Firefox your browser signature is likely unique and can be tracked easily.
 
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3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 09:55 reisub
 
What is the point of Do-Not-Track anyway? Just set your browser up so they can't track you even if they try.  
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2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2012, 08:52 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 20:56:
Yup. You knew that MS was going to toe the corporatist line eventually.

Did you read the article? Of course not, you wouldn't have made such a stupid anti-microsoft comment if you had.
MS isn't "toeing the corporatist line," this is every advertiser saying "if you do this we'll just ignore it."

The "do not track" list is voluntary for ad companies, not mandatory, and the agreement is that they'll respect it so long as it's an opt-in option. So Microsoft's idea would have been great for consumers for about a week and then terrible for them when, suddenly, there'd be no such thing as a "do not track" list.
 
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1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 7, 2012, 20:56 jdreyer
 
Yup. You knew that MS was going to toe the corporatist line eventually.  
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