[linux-elitists] Browser fingerprinting

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun Oct 13 22:04:19 PDT 2013


On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 08:28:09AM -0500, Jeremy Hankins wrote:
> Ruben Safir <ruben at mrbrklyn.com> writes:
> 
> > I don't care if they advertise on Monday beauty products
> > because on Monday women feel vernibable.  What I care about is that they
> > track my daughter on her trip to school.
> 
> You have this exactly backwards, imo.  Neither my daughter nor I are
> under any particular _personal_ threat from tracking.  


Yes - you are actually.  And being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and
and extermination camps, but incompatible with living as a free human
being.




> In that sense I
> sympathize with people who say "Who the f** cares?" about tracking,
> targeted ads, and so on.
> 
> The mistake they make is the same as the one you're making.  They fail
> to appreciate that these things shape our culture.  


That is someones error, but not mine.


> Even if (hopefully)
> my daughter has enough self esteem and personal strength not to be
> affected by these ads, she's still living in a culture that they're
> shaping.
> 
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> Jeremy Hankins <nowan at nowan.org>
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