ATS has Google spyware scripts all over it

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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: corsair00

next time please wipe your feet
you left footprints all over the place




posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Bassago

Thank you for the link!

Interesting stance on ATS view of securing user credentials.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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I've been in computers since 1989 and continue today. In short...everyone online can be tracked. Most are, but by companies interested in selling information about your use of sites, and product interest. The NSA and god knows who else have very little interest in people spouting conspiracy theories, etc. Yes...they could capture every single character passed on the internet but that is difficult to review. Tracking occurs even if the a website doesn't want it to. As soon as the website uses a third party system (ads, google, etc.) there is tracking. And blocking website level tracking would still leave the "agencies" with the ability to track. I would be MUCH MORE WORRIED if a website said "you can't be tracked here" because they are lying.

Bottom line. You shouldn't be any more, or any less worried on ATS than on Microsoft, Google or Walmart. There is nothing that can truly be done to stop it...completely. So...say or post what you want and stop worrying. There is still freedom of speech in this country. Just don't do something stupid like yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater. ATS and the internet is a crowded theater...watch your words. And if you want true privacy...only speak to people in person, in a private room and even then, only people you trust.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: VirusGuard

Well you know how the old saying goes? = Paranoia, will destroy yuh.

~$heopleNation



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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Come on, folks. Plain and simple - this is about the almighty dollar...
See the ads all over the site? Most of them are Google Remarketing ads, which are based on either this site, or other sites you go on (cookies, then ads from that particular site later on...).



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: marg6043

Never trust anything that can track your history, but the way that today things are run everybody that are behind profits and surveillance either government or corporate are free to target anybody in the net without restrictions.



Why stop at just tracking your "history", or just tracking folks on the net?

Google tracks YOU, if you have a smart phone and ain't afraid to use it!

Everybody say "ANDROID" and "gimme that newest smartphone".

I was given a new smartphone recently. Fortunately, it refused to accept my Gmail account to identify the phone to Google when Android inevitably phones home to report on me. At the same time, whenever I use Google I refuse to give them the cell number they are so desperately craving, allegedly to "make my account more secure" - that just didn't sound right to me, at all. Didn't make a lick of sense as to how THAT would work, so I skip it... EVERY time they insist.

As a consequence of those two fortuitous circumstances, when I go here, it just shows me a map of the world, without so much as a red dot on it - Google has no idea where I am, but they think I'm probably still somewhere on Earth - which I most likely am.

Can't prove it by Google, though.

The downside is that I can't download any apps from Google Play, or whatever the hell the name of that data trap is... but that don't bother me none, because it's a PHONE, dammit! It's for talking, not all that crazy computer crap they're trying to make phones do these days. I HAVE a computer already, and don't need another one.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: rockn82
Go to your hosts file add all the bs sites you never want to see and pair them with loopback.

www.googleapis.com 127.0.0.1
www.someothersite.com 127.0.0.1

Locating the hosts file and modifying it can be searched up. It takes just a few seconds and works forever.


OR - go the lazy man route and let Hostsman do it for you rather than tracking down the hosts file and manually editing it.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: horseplay

Yep, and then some....

One thing is really interesting....You try logging into ATS from a highly secure anonymous proxy server and you will find that you actually cant.

Oh well.....they need money anyways to run this site!



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw

originally posted by: Jungian
Tin Foil hat mode on.


Of course we are being spied on!

You must be aware that NHS and Homeland Security do not take sites like ATS lightly.

If you are on ATS you MUST expect to be spied on.


ATS is a joke for the most part, no offense. Cant take it serious anymore unless its debunking threads which is the main part why I come here. But thats only an opinion right. But to be blunt; If you are on internet you are being "spied" (tracked) on anyway. Some addons do make browsing a lot better and stealthy though.

Adblock+
Disconnect
Ghost
Lastpass


originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
I've been in computers since 1989 and continue today. In short...everyone online can be tracked. Most are, but by companies interested in selling information about your use of sites, and product interest. The NSA and god knows who else have very little interest in people spouting conspiracy theories, etc. Yes...they could capture every single character passed on the internet but that is difficult to review. Tracking occurs even if the a website doesn't want it to. As soon as the website uses a third party system (ads, google, etc.) there is tracking. And blocking website level tracking would still leave the "agencies" with the ability to track. I would be MUCH MORE WORRIED if a website said "you can't be tracked here" because they are lying.

Bottom line. You shouldn't be any more, or any less worried on ATS than on Microsoft, Google or Walmart. There is nothing that can truly be done to stop it...completely. So...say or post what you want and stop worrying. There is still freedom of speech in this country. Just don't do something stupid like yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater. ATS and the internet is a crowded theater...watch your words. And if you want true privacy...only speak to people in person, in a private room and even then, only people you trust.


This. Pure and simple truth.
edit on 21-8-2014 by Jungian because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: grumpy64

It doesn't matter if you use your real name or not, if the NSA or Homeland, etc want to find you because of something you said on ATS, they will.

Sometimes I say stuff on ATS just to get the attention of the White House.

I find that some of the original thought I have here ends up as a meme all over the web within days.

I have also said stuff (I heard no one else say) that the White House or Prez rebutted in a speech with a one liner, right here on ATS, but, probably a coincidence for both the meme and the rebuttal, or maybe not.

Because if I'm thinking it probably a lot of Americans are also and the thought is popping up independently around the net.

But sometimes, I swear, especially with newbee members that the White House has an operative assigned to ATS, I KNOW the government has several operatives to troll and try and debunk or drift and ultimately try and get the mods to close threads they don't like. (I really really know, can't tell you why, except to say 50+ years of my life were spent as a military "dependent", and we hear things we aren't supposed all the time)

Even weirder, occasionally I think the big O gets on ATS using a newbee handle. One time I was so suspicious, I asked the person I suspected in the thread, the person left ATS faster than a cheetah on roller skates.

I'm an old lady and with all I know from my years spent all over the world and around top secret people and locations, I'm positive I'm being watched. But you know what? They've left me alone after one really bad psy-ops try a little over 10 years ago when we lived in a really classified type location.
(Partly because I was prepared to go public, in court, and magically, everything "against me" disappeared and we were sent to a fabulous place that was militarily innocuous for 3 great years)

Because they know I love the USA, and I am basically pretty harmless. I may truly loathe the policies and ideas of the modern day liberal/progressives/socialists/Democrat politicians. Because from inside information, I know how much they loathe the military men and women (including the Clintons, you should have heard the stuff former secret service agents and military guards had to say about their slander and treatment of the military). Yet the modern day liberal/progressive/socialist/Democrat politicians are quite willing to use the military for social engineering and "social Justice" around the world that is not in the interest of the US. Even though I loathe these ideas with all my heart, I would never physically hurt anyone or anything because of my loathing. So now they leave me alone.

But, they (the alphabet soup people and the military spies) are here on ATS

they DO try to shut down threads they don't like through any tactics possible.

So if you have less than harmless and non-violent tendencies you are ok, but if you express even the tiniest urge to act out and express it here on ATS, you can expect to have a government file on you. Just be aware!



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw

But, they (the alphabet soup people and the military spies) are here on ATS

they DO try to shut down threads they don't like through any tactics possible.

So if you have less than harmless and non-violent tendencies you are ok, but if you express even the tiniest urge to act out and express it here on ATS, you can expect to have a government file on you. Just be aware!


That's true of ANY internet location, not just ATS, nor is it indicative of any sort of collusion. "They" try to watch everywhere, make their lists, and check them twice, and "they" also try to shape and sway public opinion through the same venues - ATS is nothing special in that regard. It's really pretty easy to spot if you look for it, and wait for some politically charged issue to come up - "they" crawl out of the woodwork and use a specific, defines series of tactics to attempt to accomplish the goals of whomever they answer to.



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: nenothtu

originally posted by: grandmakdw

But, they (the alphabet soup people and the military spies) are here on ATS

they DO try to shut down threads they don't like through any tactics possible.

So if you have less than harmless and non-violent tendencies you are ok, but if you express even the tiniest urge to act out and express it here on ATS, you can expect to have a government file on you. Just be aware!


That's true of ANY internet location, not just ATS, nor is it indicative of any sort of collusion. "They" try to watch everywhere, make their lists, and check them twice, and "they" also try to shape and sway public opinion through the same venues - ATS is nothing special in that regard. It's really pretty easy to spot if you look for it, and wait for some politically charged issue to come up - "they" crawl out of the woodwork and use a specific, defines series of tactics to attempt to accomplish the goals of whomever they answer to.





You are absolutely, positively correct.

They even are encouraged to try and get people to say anything that might lead to violence.

So they may agree and even suggest violence and incite it, just to see who takes the bait.

I KNOW that is part of their training. So one always needs to be aware. Just be aware and if you are basically harmless, they'll leave you alone.



posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 10:22 AM
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Just do what most internet-savvy people do and use the hosts file to redirect and point the annoying stuff to the null address. Even prevents some stuff from loading in the first place, etc. I'd even say some other things about a few handy browser extensions, but promoting them is probably out of line for ATS's TOS.

But do keep in mind that this spying stuff is a considered a trade-off for free or reduced cost services. This is true for most free-to-use sites, so ATS isn't doing anything unusual in that regard.



posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: VirusGuard

Google is everywhere these days. I have my system set to block, specifically, all cookies form them, because simply turning them off didn't work. ANY page I visited was still getting Google cookies, because they circumvent browser security settings. A specific exception works, though, so far! I'll take pages taking longer to load to avoid that garbage. Pretty much any site I was visiting was the same way, so not sure it's anything special here.



posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: VirusGuard

Ahhhh.... when you don't know how stuff works....

ajax.googleapis.com is loaded over https in order to avoid snooping! This is a security measure that's good for you.
There is no conspiracy. I use the same on my websites.

Google fonts.
No conspiracy here.
Sometimes you want a font. Google provides a cdn for fonts so users can have consistent fonts.

The new way of thinking is that you spread out your requests over different servers so that load times are faster. That's why you don't want to all your scripts on one server.

I host my images, static content and main website on different servers so we don't get overloaded with connections on one box.





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