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I'm Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web - Alexis C. Madrigal

I'm Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web - Alexis C. Madrigal
Who are these companies and what do they want from me? A voyage into the invisible business that funds the web. This morning, if you opened your browser and went to, an amazing thing happened in the milliseconds between your click and when the news about North Korea and James Murdoch appeared on your screen. Data from this single visit was sent to 10 different companies, including Microsoft and Google subsidiaries, a gaggle of traffic-logging sites, and other, smaller ad firms. There's nothing necessarily sinister about this subterranean data exchange: this is, after all, the advertising ecosystem that supports free online content. Even if you're generally familiar with the idea of data collection for targeted advertising, the number and variety of these data collectors will probably astonish you. And that's just the As. To be clear, these companies gather data without attaching it to your name; they use that data to show you ads you're statistically more likely to click. Related:  Control

Snowden Uncovers Shocking Truth Behind Chemtrails Share This Article With Others Edward Snowden, the hacker who gained access to every secret corner of the Internet during his tenure at the NSA, has come forward with details of a classified project to alter the world’s climate. The shocking truth, as he says, is that chemtrails are part of a benevolent program aimed at countering global warming. By cooperating in secret with jet fuel manufacturers, government agents have carefully kept the massive chemtrail efforts completely under wraps. Snowden added, “I am only revealing this program because there is no oversight in the scientific community, no public discussion, and little concern for the side-effects which are well known only to a few privileged people interested in continuing the decades-long chemtrail program in secret.” According to Snowden, chemtrails are the only thing keeping the US from global warming incineration, but at what price? Source: Eddie (1897 Posts) Eddie L. is the founder and owner of WorldTruth.TV.

Consumers Are Ready To Manage Their Own Data - Fatemeh Khatibloo by Fatemeh Khatibloo | 9:09 AM October 6, 2011 Facebook’s rollout of its new Timeline interface made plenty of waves both in the media and across the Facebook user base. But I’m most fascinated by how Timeline plugs in to Facebook Connect to create a new class of empowered consumers who are willing to share their personal data with marketers in exchange for convenience, a personalized experience, and value. Imagine this: I’m in the market for a new car, and I know a friend recently purchased a Subaru she’s enamored of. Now I’m ready to make a purchase, and I’ve shared my interest with a couple of different dealerships. Soon, a number of relevant offers come in, and I make my decision. We’re closer to this reality than most people imagine. Operationally, PIDM is comprised of two components: personal data lockers (PDLs) and authorization managers (AMs). Strategically, businesses will need to embrace five key concepts if they want to engage with consumers in a meaningful way.

Introduction and overview of responses Introduction and overview of responses A high-impact cover story in Wired magazine in 2010 asserted in its title: “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet.” Anderson and Wolff stated their case this way: As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work ….This is not a trivial distinction. Because the screens are smaller, such mobile traffic tends to be driven by specialty software, mostly apps, designed for a single purpose. This was all inevitable. The wide-open Web of peer production, the so-called generative Web where everyone is free to create what they want, continues to thrive, driven by the nonmonetary incentives of expression, attention, reputation, and the like. They clearly forecast the rise of the mobile Web, but the debate they launched with the apps vs. The trends are quite clear. According to estimates by Cisco, by 2016 there will be 10 billion mobile Internet devices in use globally. The case for the Web

Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA Diamond’s transgression was to make “financial investments to educate the public and supply them with walnuts,” as William Faloon of Life Extension magazine put it. On its website and packaging, the company stated that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have been shown to have certain health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. These claims, Faloon notes, are well supported by scientific research: “Life Extension has published 57 articles that describe the health benefits of walnuts”; and “The US National Library of Medicine database contains no fewer than 35 peer-reviewed published papers supporting a claim that ingesting walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce heart attack risk.” This evidence was apparently not good enough for the FDA, which told Diamond that its walnuts were “misbranded” because the “product bears health claims that are not authorized by the FDA.” Faloon thinks he knows why this is the case.

High-Tech : Google paie les internautes pour scruter leur vie privée Le géant de l'Internet propose de rémunérer ses utilisateurs en échange d'un accès complet aux sites qu'ils visitent. Google vient de présenter son programme Screenwise, qui permet de suivre à la trace les internautes en échange d'une rémunération pouvant monter «jusqu'à 25 dollars en cartes cadeau». Tous les utilisateurs américains du navigateur Chrome de plus de 13 ans, disposant déjà d'un compte Google, peuvent s'inscrire à ce programme qui, selon l'entreprise, l'aidera à «améliorer ses produits et services et à créer une meilleure expérience en ligne pour tout le monde». Concrètement, après l'inscription, les utilisateurs devront installer une extension sur leur navigateur. Parallèlement à cette extension espionne, Google propose à ses utilisateurs, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec l'institut Knowledge Networks, d'installer à leur domicile un routeur Cisco permettant d'analyser les données web du foyer et de les communiquer à des tiers.

quoi ressemble l’internet en 2012 Voilà 20 ans que le web existe. Conçu par Tim Berners-Lee à la fin des années 80, les premiers sites web sont apparus en 1992. Vingt ans plus tard, Internet est devenu l’un des canaux de communication les plus utilisé, et très certainement le média de référence du XXIème siècle. Je pars du principe que vous avez tous une bonne connaissance du web et de ce que l’on peut en faire, par contre avez-vous à votre disposition des données chiffrées récentes ? C’est justement ce que je me propose de faire avec cette compilation de nombreuses études statistiques et sociologiques publiées en fin d’année. La France compte près de 49 millions d’internautes, soit 75% de sa population. Concernant les sites web en eux-mêmes, la société Email-Brokers dans son baromètre de l’Internet comptabilisait plus de 2,6 millions de sites dont la majorité sont à caractère professionnel (ils ne comptent donc pas dedans les blogs). L’étude nous fournit d’autres chiffres :

The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations" Republished from By Tyler Durden In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true. And this time we have a pretty slideshow of formerly confidential data prepared by the UK NSA equivalent, the GCHQ, to confirm it, and Edward Snowden to thank for disclosing it. Greenwald's latest revelation focuses on GCHQ’s previously secret unit, the JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. The Art of Deception

Les Sages censurent le fichier des gens honnêtes Le Conseil constitutionnel a censuré, jeudi 22 mars, la création d'un fichier central biométrique, proposition phare de la loi instaurant la nouvelle carte d'identité électronique, en invoquant l'atteinte au respect de la vie privée. Si l'instauration d'un fichier --un "traitement de données à caractère personnel" dans le jargon juridique -- est justifié par un motif d'intérêt général (la lutte contre l'usurpation d'identité), celui-ci porte atteinte au droit au respect à la vie privée, ont considéré les Sages. Ceux-ci pointent en particulier la nature des données enregistrées (comme les empreintes digitales), l'ampleur du fichier (la quasi-totalité de la population française) et "les caractéristiques techniques" qui permettent son interrogation à d'autres fins que la vérification d'identité d'une personne. Le fichier était baptisé "le fichiers des gens honnêtes". La puce "vie quotidienne" censurée

The Web Ain’t Dead Yet (And It’s Getting Easier to Create) | Epicenter  We spend a lot of time and bandwidth using client apps and closed platforms. It makes sense: Big platforms and device-specific apps look slick, they’re easy to use, and they deliver rich interactive multimedia (which is one reason why they use so much time and bandwidth). Wired magazine wrote a big cover story about the internet’s shift away from the open to the proprietary web. But that shift is hitting a snag. The main problem with apps and big platforms is that while they may be easy to use, they’re still tough for nonprogrammers to make. Meanwhile, HTML5 increasingly makes the web look better and work harder. 1. Adobe Muse, recently released in beta, is a post-Dreamweaver web design and management application. Muse is much more fully baked than Edge. If I were building a website from scratch today, I would probably try to use Muse. Still, it’s a tough needle to thread for Adobe. 2. Twitter doesn’t have the same problems as Adobe: It has no sales of developer suites to prop up. 3.

“I Was Literally Surrounded By Them When I Was 14″ – Corey Feldman Exposes Hollywood Pedophilia For those who haven’t already heard, Corey Feldman (arguably the biggest child actor of the 80’s) went public about being sexually abused by Hollywood moguls, multiple times. He describes how he and fellow former child star Corey Haim were constantly fed drugs and taken advantage of. Feldman started speaking out after the death of his friend. He says that the trauma Haim experienced as a child played a large role in his death. This isn’t the first time an actor or actress has come out, Allison Arngrim, the former “Little House on the Prairie” star also wrote about her own experiences in the book “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch,” where she also expresses how she was abused multiple times. Sex abuse charges have been laid multiple times against Hollywood employees. On a personal note, based on everything I have looked at over the years I have no doubt in my mind that Hollywood is filled with pedophiles and occultists. Related CE Articles: Roseane Barr “MK Ultra Rules in Hollywood” Sources:

Les boites noires dans les voitures américaines projètent, une nouvelle fois, les USA aux avant-postes des mutations du secteur des transports Un malin génie rendit visite au président d’un certain pays et lui proposa le marché suivant : « je sais que votre économie est languissante. Je suis désireux de vous aider à la raffermir. Je puis mettre à votre disposition une invention technologique fabuleuse, qui doublera votre production intérieure brute (PIB) et le nombre d’emploi disponibles. Cet extrait du dernier livre de Jean-Pierre DUPUY, l’avenir de l’économie, est régulièrement discuté dans l’enseignement de droit de l’Université de Yale, aux Etats-Unis. Le projet de Loi 1813 portant sur les boites noires Le projet de loi 1813 stipule qu’un EDR (Electronic Data Recorder) équipe chaque voiture vendue aux États-Unis à partir de l'année modèle 2015 ; il a déjà été adopté au Sénat. L’EDR, les données et les assurances L’EDR est ici un révélateur des véritables verrous en mettant à disposition des données à fortes valeurs ajoutées qui étaient, jusqu’à présent, inconnues. L’EDR et la Google car