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"Do Not Track" does nothing, just like intended.

  1. https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/10/16/2234235/do-not-track-the-privacy-tool-used-by-millions-of-people-doesnt-do-anything

    Approximately no one honours it.

    I found this comment interesting:

    The reality behind this absurd design is more interesting: the alleged "standard" had never been anything more than a publicity stunt orchestrated by Google and their (at that time) lapdog Mozilla. The reason why they did that was to block a competing DNT mechanism, proposed by Microsoft as a W3C standard. Microsoft's design stopped your browser from connecting to a tracker site completely. It didn't rely on the tracker's good will and honesty; it was a pro-consumer, not pro-ad industry solution.

    Google realized the danger, and proposed a different mechanism (the current "standard"). Via their membership in the Digital Advertising Alliance and other ad industry groups (participants in the W3C's standardization commitee), they forced it through, with great fanfare, thus blocking the consumer-friendly alternative.

    The ridiculousness of the design was obvious at the time. Just a few things: it's impossible to enforce your settings against a non-cooperating site. It's impossible to even confirm whether your request is being honored. There's no mechanism for a site to notify you in advance that it won't respect the DNT header. Add the fact that it's opt-out (leaving the less-technical majority of users unprotected by default), and it's pretty clear who the "standard" was for - hint: it was not for consumers.
    https://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=12767618&cid=57490416
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  2. infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    go ahead and track a drop-device connected to a public wi-fi at the furthest point of its signal strength range...
  3. Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by infinityshock go ahead and track a drop-device connected to a public wi-fi at the furthest point of its signal strength range…

    It's not tracking in the sense you are thinking of. It has more to do with tracking what you do with your browser over multiple sites, through tracking cookies and stuff like that. It's done because Google wants to know if you shopped for big black dildos at Amazon, so they can advertise big black dildos to you on other sites.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  4. SBTlauien African Astronaut
    I suggest just using multiple browsers on multiple PCs. Every once in a while you should shatter the disk in your HDD. Every great once in a while you should dispose of certain devices, depending on your activities.

    I've been doing this for decades. Profits from certain activies should cover future expenses. Good luck.
  5. Soyboy IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life African Astronaut [the oppositely able-bodied hop-step-and-jump]
    https://apple.slashdot.org/story/19/02/07/1323253/apple-removes-useless-do-not-track-feature-from-latest-beta-versions-of-safari

    Browsers are now shoahing the "do not track" standard.

    Also can someone please explain why the google search
    "do not track" site:niggasin.space

    returns
    No results found for "do not track" site:niggasin.space.
  6. A College Professor Space Nigga [your moreover breastless limestone]
    my computer is made out of likwids nitrogen and magma energy so no one can see the daytum n shit
  7. -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Do not track tells the feds you have something to hide that they may need to look into.
  8. Lanny virtuosic jazz vampire
    Originally posted by MORALLY SUPERIOR BEING IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life Also can someone please explain why the google search
    "do not track" site:niggasin.space

    returns
    No results found for "do not track" site:niggasin.space.

    I returns this thread for me.
  9. aldra Black Hole [my considered impending distributor]
    yeah, I never paid any attention to it - instead of blocking tracking cookies, it just enables another cookie that says 'pls don't track me', to which facebook replies 'LOL OK'
  10. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by aldra yeah, I never paid any attention to it - instead of blocking tracking cookies, it just enables another cookie that says 'pls don't track me', to which facebook replies 'LOL OK'

    i thought you dont have facebook.
  11. aldra Black Hole [my considered impending distributor]
    not anymore, but I'm talking generally - facebook's one of the most prolific abusers of tracking cookies and the like
  12. vindicktive vinny Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by aldra not anymore, but I'm talking generally - facebook's one of the most prolific abusers of tracking cookies and the like

    on mobile they even manage to get your phone number whenever you accidentally stumbled onto their site and they just stick your phone number in place of the username thing.
  13. Soyboy V: A Cat-Girl/Boy Under Every Bed African Astronaut [my no haunted nonbeing]
    Originally posted by Lanny I returns this thread for me.

    Weird, it still gives me nothing.
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