incrediBILL - 6:11 pm on May 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
And everyone who expects that laws are followed and enforced is a fool?
Now you're catching on.
Anyone could tell you anything about how they handle privacy and tracking on a server but unless you get access to those servers to see exactly what's being done you have to merely take there word for it.
Besides, dumping cookies is trivial, it's been around since the beginning of browsers and suddenly it's turned into some big magical thing and users suddenly want "Don't accept cookie" renamed to "Do Not Track" and all sorts of silly mumbo jumbo.
The technology already exists and has existed for years to keep things as private as possible and it's trivial to implement.
FYI, not all proxies are slow and not all proxies are some IP address elsewhere. There are proxy servers you can install in your local PC that filters all communication between your browsers or other applications and the internet, and all headers and content is scrubbed of any tracking data. Completely scrubbed, washed, clean as a whistle, free and takes about 5 minutes or less to install.
Not to mention the fact that my AV software kills all tracking cookies instantly.
And we need MORE nonsense because people are ignorant?
What we need is MORE education and less legislation because, and it bears repeating, tracking is trivial to stop and complete anonymity isn't that hard to attain if you really want it.
It's absurd anyway because most of the people whining about privacy are most likely hacked with key logging scripts recording everything they do right this minute and sending it off to some hackers command & control server, and there are literally millions of machines in these botnets, but THAT nobody really tries to stop as we can't be worried about real privacy threats.