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Is Daily Paul Really SENDING Our Info to Other Sites?

If you run FireFox (why wouldn't you) you can now add the "Collusion" beta to see a visualization of how you are being pimped out by some sites.

I lowered my "ghostery" protection on Daily Paul because I figured if there was ANY site which would value privacy rights it would be here, amongst my friends.

Instead I notice that Daily Paul is -- without my permission -- SENDING tracking information about me to Reddit (which I never visit) and YouTube (owned by that child molesting company 'google'). I haven't even clicked on a youtube video link and Daily Paul is sending my info to google...the one company I am trying MOST to avoid?

At least that is what Collusion says. Please tell me it's all a mistake? That ... with the police state already here ... Daily Paul isn't pimping me out?

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how about you install Collusion for a bit and see 4 yrself?

Then let's talk. Until you do that, I suspect you are speaking from a lot of ignorance.

I'm running probably 5 different blockers of various sorts but tracking the trackers as they share cookies is blowing my mind. It's like watching the spread of VD in society ... except it's all connected back to me!

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

Interview With Mozilla's Ryan Merkley: Tracking the Trackers

Below I'm linking to the slashdot article which first turned me on to the Collusion visualizer for stalker-enabler sites. My privacy is a big deal for me. Ultimately I expect those who have given up their privacy will regret it dearly but, to the extent they gave it up voluntarily and knowingly, that is their right.

But most of the privacy which is taken from people is NOT, in fact, taken with the knowing permission of those who are being violated (for money, yes...so it is an appropriate term). That is simply a fact. I've taken all manner of precaution but every time I turn around these slime balls have pulled another trick. But forget me: what about the vast majority of people, many of them children, who are having their privacy stripped and really have no understanding of what is being done to them, much less any awareness of what they might do to stop SOME of it.

Anyway, here is the article. I think this is a very worthwhile topic -- especially for a 'liberty' forum. The topic deserves discussion.


Interview With Mozilla's Ryan Merkley: Tracking the Trackers
Posted by samzenpus on Friday June 22, @05:33AM
from the listen-but-don't-track dept.
colinneagle writes "Among the eye-opening statements in his recent TED talk, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said, 'Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn't be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet. Our voices matter and our actions matter even more.' After you download and install Collusion in Firefox, you can 'see who is tracking you across the Web and following you through the digital woods,' Kovacs stated. 'Going forward, all of our voices need to be heard. Because what we don't know can actually hurt us. Because the memory of the Internet is forever. We are being watched. It's now time for us to watch the watchers.' I've been using Collusion for some time now and it is jaw-dropping to watch all the sites that still stalk us across the web even with DNT and privacy add-ons. The Collusion page states: 'The Ford Foundation is supporting Mozilla to develop the Collusion add-on so it will enable users to not only see who is tracking them across the Web, but also to turn that tracking off when they want to.'"

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

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if you don't want the social links on, turn them off, see:

if you don't want the connections to envolve's chat, turn it off, see:
if you don't want the ads, buy a subscription:
if you want to be part of the 0.5% of the web community that operates without javascript, preventing any in-browser operations, (like using the most powerful search engine in the world) while significantly crippling your surfing activity, turn javascript off in your browser.

The last one is a basic feature of all browsers. The rest are documented on the site in prominent locations, and linked to all users upon signup.

I don't think I need to remind everyone that whatever information is "shared" between domains is utterly moot from a privacy perspective if you already agreed your ISP can hand over all your traffic to anyone at their discretion.

Focus on the stem, not the flowers.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I think you are mischaracterizing what's happening

and why don't you just download abp and block reddit etc?

What did you think the social buttons on here (and many sites) does exactly?

That said a privacy policy wouldn't go amiss. You aren't being pimped out but you are being tracked by external sites.

I'm not sure what 'surfer beware' is in latin but surfer, beware!

No, I don't think that is 'mischaracterizing'

There are plenty of sites which DON'T report to google every time you show up on their site. It is, very much a 'pimp' sort of activity if that is what is happening; certainly there is no voluntary click through on my part and there is no proud reporting of our being pimped out on the top of D.P. Why not? Because an awful lot of people who come here and post here wouldn't like it one bit.

And it is also very well established that (1) google is an open book to the US government (2) Google is 24/7 working on getting its hands down your pants.


“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place”.

“I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” Mr Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal... He suggested, as an example, that because Google would know “roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are”, it could remind users what groceries they needed to buy when passing a shop.



I think you need to maybe read a little more history is you think this is "okay". This is pimping.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

pimp infers payment

and that you are being prostituted for profit. That's not happening with reddit.

Think what you want but I prefer to deal in facts.

By all means whore out your privacy and ignore my advice but don't lecture me tyvm.

I gave you specific advice on how you could take some simple steps to protect your pivacy but you are obviously less interested in the real issue and more interested in a big drama. Like a lot of whores.

(You mentioned pimping first.)