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Author Topic: Ad Tracking Company Explosion  (Read 1017 times)
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« on: March 28, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »

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Skipping the big players like Google & Facebook, *two* news articles on the net produced the following trackers:

List 1
AddThis
Clip Syndicate
LiveRail
Outbrain
Quantcast
Quogo AdSonar
Unica
Vibrant Ads

List2
Audience Science
BlueKai
MSN Ads
Scorecard Reseach Beacon
Tynt Insight

Who ARE these people?!

That's the trench view of people selling you as a product.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 04:39:42 PM »

 huh

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 04:48:16 PM »

huh

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Yuk, I'm dull today, I missed your joke! (Was it?)
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 04:51:23 PM »

I didnt understand what your main post meant lol...It just read like a random list of words.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 04:57:11 PM »

A bigger list of trackers
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 03:03:26 AM »

Yes, it's a big list and apparently growing at a surprisingly fast rate.
Trackers/spammers operate in potential/actual breach of your privacy - because they can, and because they can potentially make money by capturing "private" demographic data/metadata (about you) and selling it to marketing companies.
There was a related and rather interesting Mashable article about a guy who mines Pinterest for $$$:
Did This Pinterest Spammer Make $30,000 in a Month? [UPDATED]
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