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Verizon Wireless

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:43 am
by FoaMDarT
Selecting a a choice from any of the dropdowns and hitting GO does nothing with AM enabled.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.jsp

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 9:22 am
by Jeff
They are using 3rd party tracking code intertwined with their own code.

Should be fixed in 1097 while still blocking all of the tracking code.

The tracking company is this one:
http://www.coremetrics.com/

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:19 pm
by FoaMDarT
Very interesting, thanks Jeff.
I don't really mind their tracking what I'm doing while I'm on there site. I'd think it would truly help them improve the user experience.
Wonder what others think about that?

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 2:15 am
by Jeff
Let me clearify things a little.

By the very nature of a website it's very easy for each site to log and monitor what links were clicked on their site.

I have no problem with this.

The problem arises when a 3rd party company who is able to track users across hundreds of sites without the user knowing and without his permission, does so anyway.

Not only is this an invasion of privacy, they turn around and sell this information.

No one should profit from information about me without my explicit permission.

So these 3rd party tracking scripts are blocked by default when I find them.

Plus if everyone just rolls over and accepts it will only get more invasive.

8)

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 2:46 am
by FoaMDarT
Jeff wrote:Let me clearify things a little.
The problem arises when a 3rd party company who is able to track users across hundreds of sites without the user knowing and without his permission, does so anyway.

Point well taken. Thanks.