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Comment Re:Online Advertising Response (Score 5, Interesting) 369

Ah, well, it seems they're doing that in the mobile market, anyway.

They're actually doing something about this because some smartphone games for children do location tracking, and nobody knows why.

According to the FTC, among its more troubling findings is that many children's apps "shared certain information with third parties -- such as device ID, geolocation, or phone number -- without disclosing that fact to parents. Further, a number of apps contained interactive features -- such as advertising, the ability to make in-app purchases, and links to social media -- without disclosing these features to parents prior to download."

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 106

Some people post stupid questions out loud on Twitter. They expect one of their friends to help them use google, so companies are more and more joining twitter to do that. Plus, some people honestly believe that the only way to get support is via Twitter because they read an article in their newspaper (the paper one, they don't understand the internet) about Frank Elison from Comcast. Example tweets from the link prakslash posted show people asking what time their local BofA branch is open, and someone from BofA responding telling them how to use the bank locator which happens to also tell people hours (something revolutionary that companies like Burger King and McDonalds have yet to grasp, hours on a website, amazing).

Comment Re:What about the domain parking, tasting, sniping (Score 2, Insightful) 264

Thanks to Apache and the miracle of Virtual Servers, one can use one IPv4 address to host thousands of domains! This depends on HTTP1.1, though, and old browsers can't handle it, but nobody cares about them.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name#Use_in_web_site_hosting

In conclusion, your argument is invalid.

Comment Re:Or maybe... (Score 1) 487

I was reading the Wall Street Journal (free subscription, not paying for that crap) and apparently the CEO of JC Penney has to use a Segway because his walking ability is limited. I hope people don't shout at him when he uses it, but unfortunately people are cruel and I bet they do.

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