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TEggHead

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Letting 'Them' know where you hang out...
« on: July 09, 2002, 11:21:43 AM »
Hi All,

In another topic I noticed someone placing an image as sig...curious as to how he did it (my own won't show) I looked at the source and saw the image was hosted at a service called YourSigHost

At first I thought, neat idea, but then I thought, yeah, right, and let 'them' know which boards I frequent, so they can collect statistics based on discussion forums...for now I guess there's no real worrry as this service is still free, but I wonder how long that will remain possible...and what happens if that service starts looking for sponsors to keep it free, what happens to the gathered statistics then?

The following extract from their privacy policy makes me fear the worst
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With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies at this time.


Thoughts?

JarC


 

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Letting 'Them' know where you hang out...
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2002, 04:12:51 PM »
Does your ISP provide web space with your account? If so use it instead. They already know all the boards you frequent.

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