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Research To "Reveal the Unseen World of Cookies" 108

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the submit-cookies-for-cia-inspection dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Guardian newspaper has teamed up with Mozilla to research the monitoring of online behavior through cookies and other web trackers. After downloading the Collusion add-on for Firefox, you can generate a visual representation of all the cookies that have been downloaded which are linked to the sites you have visited. This shows quite an interesting picture. The Guardian staff then want the data from Collusion to be uploaded to their site, after which they say 'we can build up a picture of this unseen world. When we've found the biggest players, we'll start tracking them back — finding out what data are they monitoring, and why.'"
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Research To "Reveal the Unseen World of Cookies"

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  • Pot kettle spy. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by FatLittleMonkey (1341387) on Monday April 16, 2012 @11:36AM (#39700529)

    we'll start tracking them back — finding out what data are they monitoring, and why.

    Well, here's my contribution;

    The Guardian page in the link has six trackers:
    24/7 Real Media
    Audience Science
    ForeSee
    Maxymiser
    Optimizely
    Quantcast

    I don't know what any of them do, and I blocked them all. Fuck 'em.

  • Re:Great Idea (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 16, 2012 @11:37AM (#39700539)

    Who goes on the internet to BUY porn?!

  • Re:Great Idea (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 16, 2012 @12:21PM (#39700971)

    You mean those ads which are displayed on all browsers and are in no way tied or targeted to Chrome?

    Either you're a troll or that was a bad joke.

    It's interesting to me how someone joking around is considered a 'troll' to you. You are what is wrong with /. these days. 'Troll' is the new 'I disagree with you'.

    Did he REALLY evoke an emotional response from you by saying what he said? Did it truly upset you to the point where you were incensed and bitter over his words? If so, then maybe he is, indeed, a troll. Otherwise, shut up.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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