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antdude
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Even the Ad Industry Doesn't Know Who's Tracking You

»www.itworld.com/it-management/35···n-t-know from »yro.slashdot.org/story/13/05/02/···king-you

"Web tracking has become so widespread that nobody knows who all these companies are or what data they're collecting..."
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Blackbird
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With so many players digesting mostly the same raw data, there simply has to be an enormous amount of money in play to justify such a crowded field all making a going business out of slicing and dicing. That, or there are a lot of utterly stupid marketing departments out there being suckered by empty promises of "smart analytics". Or both.
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Dude111
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I wonder if thats 100% accurate that they really dont know?

mysec
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Re: Even the Ad Industry Doesn't Know Who's Tracking You

TrackerMap uses data collected by the Ghostery browser tool to display the various entities that take up residence on your computer when you visit a site.

...some are behavioral trackers that use cookies to follow you around the Web so they can build profiles of you and your habits.


Can I be tracked if I don't set tracking cookies?

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rich

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In other words, ToneFuse is in the data mining business, along with just about everyone else.
...the "no s**t, Sherlock" comment right there. SOMEone is making money off your data.

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