Predictive Networks about to make cookies obsolete by enlisting all our ISP's to feed tracking data directly to dot.coms : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

If this is not challenged, we're going to miss the good ol' days of the cookies we could disable.

"Predictive Networks (tm) leverages the web's rich data streams to deliver custom tailored content as never before. By providing Internet users with timely information that reflects their current needs and interests, Predictive Networks is about to release the true potential of the Internet for ISPs, virtual ISPs, websites, advertisers/content providers, and end-users alike. "

Read these commentaries from Lauren Weinstein of Privacy Forum. She explains in detail what this is all about. Bone chilling.

-- (mindless@user.customer), April 27, 2000


Actually, I would think that market forces would take care of this quite nicely. Those who like the idea will go with ISPs that support it; those that do not will go with ISPs that do not cooperate with it.

My personal guess is that this idea is one that will never get off the ground.

-- E.H. Porter (Just, April 28, 2000.

Well the obvious answer is don't go where you shouldn't be going you naughty boy.

-- (, April 28, 2000.

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