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[liberationtech] FB-like "Twitter-connect" soon. How can we avoid all this tracking?

liberationtech at lewman.us liberationtech at lewman.us
Fri May 25 04:32:57 PDT 2012


On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 02:33:06PM +0700, unclezzzen at gmail.com wrote 4.1K bytes in 103 lines about:
: Even if the situation doesn't escalate in the future, like buttons
: are already spying on you /today/ (not on me, because I don't have a
: facebook account, but pretty soon twitter will be on my tail).

I believe you are being tracked, even without a facebook
account. You are just 'anonymous user the dod' in some distributed
database at facebook. Maybe they aggregate this data, maybe they
throw it away after some period of time (hours, days, weeks, years). See
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/10/18/1429223/facebook-is-building-shadow-profiles-of-non-users
as an example. Twitter, google, facebook, and others all have the capacity
to do this with ease.

And just because you clear some cookies and log out of facebook, twitter,
etc, doesn't mean they stop tracking you. Here's the facebook example,
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/facebook%E2%80%99s-hotel-california-cross-site-tracking-and-potential-impact-digital-privacy.

And here's a couple of articles on how to track you without using cookies
or IP addresses,
http://www.jasonmorrison.net/content/2010/three-ways-sites-can-track-visitors-without-cookies/ and
http://www.jasonmorrison.net/content/2010/three-ways-sites-can-track-visitors-without-cookies-part-2/.

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Andrew
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