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Postby Anemone of the State » June 14th, 2012, 3:12 pm

... you might be interested in this: http://www.ghostery.com/about
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Postby minime » June 14th, 2012, 3:14 pm

That actually looks pretty interesting.
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Postby EddyP » June 14th, 2012, 3:50 pm

Very cool. Thanks.
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Postby Prawnman » June 14th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Isntalled: OPenX on RDO :D
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Postby MickAv8r » June 15th, 2012, 10:36 pm

Friend of mine just started working for BurstMedia. Can't remember if its js or a pixel but they sell real time bidding on ads. So you load a page from say CNN, as the page is loading Burst opens bidding for an ad on that page. Ad agencies place bids and whoever is highest gets the placement. All happens in a few milliseconds. Its really amazing tech.
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Postby EddyP » June 16th, 2012, 9:36 am

MickAv8r wrote:Friend of mine just started working for BurstMedia. Can't remember if its js or a pixel but they sell real time bidding on ads. So you load a page from say CNN, as the page is loading Burst opens bidding for an ad on that page. Ad agencies place bids and whoever is highest gets the placement. All happens in a few milliseconds. Its really amazing tech.

That's amazing. If they don't already, I'm sure there is info sent from cookies on my computer to them that tells them a little about me to help them determine how much they want to spend on the ad.

Creepy by neat.

I used to make predictive models based on all kinds of demographic data on people. It's fun to see generalizations proved right or wrong with data. But it's creepy as hell the kind of data companies have about you.


Funny how half of the content on weather.com disappears now after installing this. That's what the bastages get for **** up their page.
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Postby sfsuphysics » June 16th, 2012, 11:17 am

EddyP wrote:
MickAv8r wrote:Friend of mine just started working for BurstMedia. Can't remember if its js or a pixel but they sell real time bidding on ads. So you load a page from say CNN, as the page is loading Burst opens bidding for an ad on that page. Ad agencies place bids and whoever is highest gets the placement. All happens in a few milliseconds. Its really amazing tech.

That's amazing. If they don't already, I'm sure there is info sent from cookies on my computer to them that tells them a little about me to help them determine how much they want to spend on the ad.

Is that why I get all those porn ads pop uP :D

Either way thanks for the link, I used to manually go through and block various ads that were undesirable but this "Ghost" program is just that much easier.
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Postby Shade of Knucklehead » June 17th, 2012, 11:04 am

Hey, thanks for that.

I installed and it is pretty cool. I also have told firefox to never remember history not to accept cookies from anything. Its irritating to have to type passwords for sites like this one, but there is way less junk being installed in my temp folders this way.
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Postby jasen » June 17th, 2012, 11:42 am

A combination of NoScript, AdBlock+, and Ghostery is rather effective at blocking all things bad. It can get annoying on some sites that won't display any content if ads are blocked (mostly news sites), but the safety is worth it to me.
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Re: If you run a web browser ...

Postby Shade of Knucklehead » June 18th, 2012, 12:52 am

what is openx? Its always running on RDO...
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