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Just when you thought your surfing habits were secure.....

 

Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ “incognito” functions.

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/07/undeletable-cookie/

 

Privacy always was and looks like it will always be an issue when it comes to the web and them advertisers. Does or will PC Pitstop LLC. use KISSmetrics?

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Hey Joe, I hate the lack of privacy we all endure now but this type of racking doesn't really bother me. It doesn't identify "me" but rather an unidentified machine that visits the site. There is nothing about me and my personal information that is available to them.

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I think I've known PC Pitstop to be data mining for a long time and it is related to the bleeding edge technology. Following where I have been or where I'm going makes no sense except for advertizing purposes. Using KISSmetrics guarantees this data will be kept up regardless of cookies. Makes me start losing what little trust I have in these forums already, I mean I could block tribal fusion in the past but now it's a new game

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Hey Joe, I hate the lack of privacy we all endure now but this type of racking doesn't really bother me. It doesn't identify "me" but rather an unidentified machine that visits the site. There is nothing about me and my personal information that is available to them.

 

that doesn't follow...

 

answer me this: if it's just some "unidentified machine", then how does it track it? doesn't it give it an identifier?

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I'm still looking into KISSmetrics, there's some info that can be googled, I did run across this (somebody may already know this ?)

"Consumers who wish to opt out of all KISSmetrics tracking can use the free tools http://adblockplus.org & https://easylist.adblockplus.org/

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2847360

 

I'm not sure how accurate that comment actually is, but I'm going to look into this a little more

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The Firefox plugin Ghostery is good for blocking all these tracking sites.

The last few days I can't find any sites that are still using kissmetrics.

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