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Things You Already Knew

May 21, 2010 6:52:12.446

I might get worked up over something like this - but it's pretty much how I assumed things worked anyway:

Bear in mind that we’re not talking 5 years ago. We’re talking last week, and even still today. Right now, as you click on advertising within a number of social network sites, the code behind them is sending your personal information (including your name and/or user ID) to the advertiser.

Cue the all too typical outrage. I just have a hard time caring anymore. Seriously - what's an advertiser going to do? My inbox is already overflowing.

Update: Ok, it's even dumber than that. The "personal data" being sent is... wait for it... the referring url. Oh, the horror.....

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