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Comment: Re:No problem. (Score 1) 145

by bmimatt (#48681413) Attached to: Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

Your reasoning is very simplistic and flawed. Let me iterate over a few key issues with it.
I cannot predict what third party integrations a given site uses prior to visiting it. Even though I use a myriad of plugins that block third party origins, such as RequestPolicy, when I visit websites using googleapis and other $google_widgets, the content is not available, as it relies on Goog serving the content. There are multitude of other origins, such as *.amazonaws.com, without anything clearly identifying the content owner in the URL. Some of such sites are linked from /. articles every day. Including today's articles. Furthermore, there are sites that are completely unusable until you enable a dozen+ of 3-rd party origins and widgets. Are you suggesting I should stick to the few sites that do not attempt to feed my browsing data to the collectors? Maybe I'll just stick to my LAN and cut the cord? That would be 'safe', no?

Comment: Re:No problem. (Score 3, Informative) 145

by bmimatt (#48681253) Attached to: Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

You are obviously clueless. The issue is cross-domain tracking, as in where someone uses one of the FB, Goog, or other 'widgets' or advertising integrations on their own site. Could be something as 'unrelated' as using Goog Analytics. You visit site X, the analytics code collects information about your visit and stores it on Goog servers. Then you visit site Y and code used to embed youtube video does the same. Rinse, Repeat.

+ - Home Depot Spent $43 Million On Data Breach In Just One Quarter->

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itwbennett (1594911) writes "Dealing with the fallout of one of the largest ever data breaches, Home Depot spent $43 million in its third quarter on investigations, providing identity theft protection services to consumers, increased call center staffing and other legal and professional services. The retailer said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it expects $15 million of that cost will be reimbursed by a $100 million network security and privacy liability insurance policy."
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