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  •  There's a problem with this analogy. (4+ / 0-)
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    ExpatGirl, Hey338Too, Ahianne, koNko
    This is no different than if Kos came to your house and made messes for you to clean up. All the time.
    Except that he's not coming in unbidden; you keep inviting him into your house, when he is completely clear about what he's going to do if he comes into your house.

    The site's privacy policy spells out pretty plainly what information they're collecting and what they're using it for, and you keep pointing your web browser here.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 07:33:43 AM PST

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    •  Please explain (2+ / 0-)
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      worldlotus, Horace Boothroyd III
      Except that he's not coming in unbidden; you keep inviting him into your house,
      You only need to land on the front page (or any page) for cookies to download and remote scripts to run. No permission is ever asked or granted.

      How would a regular user know?

      •  The privacy policy at the bottom of the page... (2+ / 0-)
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        eyo, Ahianne

        ...is rather clear on what information the site is collecting and what the site's owners/administrators are doing with that information.

        And we're not talking about a first-time user here, who just hits the front page once, decides that the site isn't their cup of tea, and moves on. Mr. Boothroyd has created an account, posted and commented, and continues to point his browser here time and again.

        At what point does it become the user's responsibility to do some due diligence by reading the site's policies as to what information the site is collecting and how it's using it, and if they find those policies dissatisfactory, to stop pointing their browser to the site?

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 08:38:18 AM PST

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        •  Thank you for saying it (0+ / 0-)

          I understand completely, and I do get the message. Choose elsewhere if you don't like it. Kind of like choosing between Exxon and Chevron, you still buy gas while killing the planet driving to work every day.

          And it takes a while to replace the blogs here with the original (and other) sources.  /lazy

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