Re: Linux and spyware?
From: Sebastian Hans (hanss_at_in.tum.de)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:21:19 +0000 (UTC)
Kenneth A Kauffman <email@example.com> wrote:
> "Sebastian Hans" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Kenneth A Kauffman <email@example.com> wrote:
[why care about web bugs?]
>> What would you say if at every street corner there stood a person whose
>> job it was to tag people and note where they were going? Would this
>> disturb you? Would you care if they told you it was *mostly* to gather
>> data for traffic statistics?
> Somewhat good argument. However, they DO monitor cars in "similar" fashion.
> Not by tagging them individually, but by monitoring volume in certain areas.
> You know those "rubber hoses" that show up across roads every once in
Yes, but they don't try to track me, personally.
> A person DOES have the right to watch you from a distance to see if you
> cross a particular intersection in a public area, but not to follow you
> continuously. A web bug really only "checks you out" when you hit a
> specific "intersection", not through the life of your browsing experience.
But they try. Anyway, just because it's legal, I don't have to like it.