|reply to DR333 |
Re: There is no Opt-Out.
said by DR333 :So what does the cookie do, then?
There is no way to opt-out period. The Opt-Out procedure just sets a cookie. Your traffic still passes through the spy-box, and code is still injected. The only way to opt out if all of your traffic completely bypasses the 'box' that is doing the snooping. That could only be done by the ISP you use. Don't be fooled by the 'opt-out' lies.
The cookie that is set tells the NebuAd servers, which are at faireagle.com, that you "opted out". Even after you have "opted out", when you visit a site that gets modified by NebuAd (like a search engine) it still adds code to the page, connects to the off site ad-server, and then reads the cookie. So even though at that point it's not delivering 'targeted' ads anymore, it is still monitoring your traffic, modifying the web page and inserting code, and a horrible invasion of privacy. For sites where it's not inserting code, it still is passing your traffic through the NebuAd monitoring box. That is why I say there is no Opt Out.
If you clear your cookies, guess what...you are 'opted' back in!
The lies that NebuAd has told about it not even seeing the IP address also need to stop. Of course they see that. Their box is placed at a location at the ISP where all traffic goes through it, and the IP addresses are easily seen. And since it inserts content which is hosted on their server off site, they can see which IP address is grabbing that content (just like any webserver can). And even if they did not track a person based on the IP address, the web bugs that get inserted by the nebuad script for 3rd party advertising "partners" of nebuad certainly do see your IP address and record it.
Nebuad is being deliberately misleading, and I trust that once this becomes a bigger thing out here in the US, it will blow up much like Phorm did in Europe, and make a lot of people who use ISPs who have partnered with Nebuad Very unhappy.