You know what? BRING IT ON!



  • With the FCCs recent wins for Net Neutrality, I am willing to let them be the gate keepers of online privacy[1], at least for now. SOMEONE needs to keep the slovering marketing-drones under control.

    1. I reserve the right to revoke this at the first whiff of shenanigans


  • I usually think the ad industry is at worst harmless, but I actually support this.

    There's a HUGE difference between an ad network getting data about you from its members installing cookies, and simply buying that data from your ISP. The ISP had access to an order of magnitude more information, information spanning non-web services, and information from sites that aren't part of (traditional) ad networks-- for example porn sites.



  • True story. "Super/zombie" cookies crossed the line, hard, and now the blowback begins. Welcome to regulation guys, you brought it on yourselves 😉



  • Yay lawless regulators!

    Not a lot of meat in the article about the proposal itself. Anyone got a better link?



  • The "supercookies" were a different issue, though. That's Verizon using their control of the device's OS to have it install something that delivers the data to a third-party.

    This is Verizon just grabbing their own data from their own routers/DNS/whatever logs and selling it for $$$.

    Interfering with the OS to do something is much more clearly "wrong" than the latter, which is just Verizon selling data they already collect.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Yay lawless regulators!

    You know you like it, no lies 😉



  • It's like the difference between a shopping center using cameras to track what shops you go to, and the same shopping center using a drone to film your actions 24/7 (including your own house somehow).



  • I'm not following. Can you use cars in your analogies please?





  • Best I can do: Google is a big car that's sometimes loud and noisy but nothing more. Verizon is a tank that drives over people and other cars whenever they want.



  • Glad I'm on Verizon's side then.


  • kills Dumbledore

    @blakeyrat said:

    The "supercookies" were a different issue, though. That's Verizon using their control of the device's OS to have it install something that delivers the data to a third-party

    Oh, that stuff. I thought it was about Facebook still tracking you and linking to your account even if you've logged out of Facebook.



  • Facebook may well have been the third-party involved, I don't know what Verizon was doing with the data.


  • kills Dumbledore

    No, this was before the verizon thing. Something about Facebook cookies not honouring the fact you'd logged out of Facebook. Caused a lot of people to use a different browser just for facebook


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