[LINK] Google Sharing

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Jan 21 15:59:48 AEDT 2010

Google searches are one thing but what about google-analytics?  I  
usually surf with firefox with among other things the extensions  
noscript and ghostery.  *Most* websites I visit have scripts from  
google-analytics.  It's getting scarey.  What do they actually do?

I have noticed that a number of sites have google-analytics scripts  
embedded in such a way that videos don't work unless google-analytics  
is allowed to run.  Other sites, for example Hoyts today, I couldn't  
buy a movie ticket unless I allowed google-analytics.


On 2010/Jan/21, at 2:17 PM, Roger Clarke wrote:

> New service hamstrings Google data hoarding
> Dan Goodin
> The Register
> 19 January 2010
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/19/google_anonymizer_unveiled/
> Alarmed by the vast amount of personal information Google collects
> from its users, a hacker has unveiled an anonymization service that
> prevents the internet giant from tracking searches and websites
> visited by a specific individual.

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