[PLUG-TALK] On surveillience capitalism

Tomas Kuchta tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 16:49:03 PST 2020


Try rejecting 3rd party cookies.

-T

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 19:40 Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> Just out of curiosity I checked current cookies in firefox here. Among
> those
> of news web sites I recently visited I found these three: google.com,
> google-pay.com, and news.google.com. How these ended up in the cookie jar
> is
> a mystery because I've not visited those web pages. In fact, it's been
> probably 15 years since I last looked at news.google.com.
>
> Now I'll need to check current cookies frequently to throw out those
> looking
> to scrape behavioral surplus from my use of the web that neither uses
> Google's browser, search engine (unless duckduckgo does so), news, or
> payment tools.
>
> Perhaps I can write a cron script to throw them out when they appear.
>
> Protecting my future can be more challenging than I thought it would be.
>
> Rich
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