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Msg  3326 of 44281  at  1/10/2007 2:22:47 PM  by

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Message 2420 Includes web bug to track viewers

StockFoo included an invisible web bug in his post 2420 announcing the Gary Weiss series. The bug reports IP and browser information to anyone viewing the post. It is an invisible (blank) image link to a offsite (activemeter) server. The server reports to the project owner on web views of the post.

The post HTML is reproduced as text below, If you want to share your IP with StockFoo again feel free to click on the activemeter link.

The inclusion of the undisclosed tracking bug is likely a violation of the IV TOS:
n. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through n above.

The post:
<tr><td style="padding: 8 8 8 8;"><strong>Gary Weiss, you got some 'splainin to do...</strong></td></tr>
<tr height="100%" ><td valign="top" style="padding: 8 8 8 8;"><p>...as Ricky Ricardo would tell Gary today. <a href="http://antisocialmedia.net/?p=39">antisocialmedia.net</a><br><img src="http://am1.activemeter.com/webtracker/track.html?method=track&pid=24393&java=0"><br></p></td></tr>;


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Msg # Subject Author Recs Date Posted
3327 Re: Message 2420 Includes web bug to track viewers harlydog 0 1/10/2007 2:58:10 PM
3348 Re: Message 2420 Includes web bug to track viewers ScipioAfricanus 0 1/10/2007 7:20:26 PM


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