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As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.
Commissioner Pravin Lal "U.N. Declaration of Rights"
Originally posted by ADVISOR
reply to post by TonyClifton
That is the issue though.
ATS is a free site, and always has been and if we have any thing to do about it, always will be.
The advertisements are here because those companies pay to use our board space. This form of financial income supports ATS servers, so that members don't have to pay.
ATSers should not have to pay, that is not how we came about and it is not where we want to go.
That is my understanding of this.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
it should be a coordinated effort between other businesses and boards that will be directly affected because of the legislation.
Originally posted by Jazzyguy
If this whole thing doesn't work, will ATS become a subscription based website?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Why can't we have the advertisements without the cookies?
I thoroughly believe that ATS has the best intentions, but cookies can be abused. If a bad one were to get onto my work computer, I could lose my job, or worse yet, I could compromise confidential data!
At my job, I have had to fire people, and take emergency precautionary actions when employees of mine have inadvertently let cookies or software add-ons infiltrate their computer. They think they are getting a game, or a free trial, or an upgrade to some software, but they are getting much more!
Originally posted by briantaylor
Schrodingers dog, I’m just pleased to have caught your attention, I don’t actually believe that you believe the rules are not everything.
I think your mistaking cookies -- simple text files -- with something else.
Originally posted by v01i0
Damn sure I will support the petition if I can, while I am not even American
is proposing legislation that will effectively eliminate third-party ad networks as an option for small to mid-sized websites.
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Sites that collect visitor information in order to target advertising on their own pages, for instance, would have to offer consumers a chance to opt out of having their interests tracked. These sites would also be required to prominently disclose what information they collect and provide a detailed description of how that information is used.
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Web sites that deal with sensitive personal information, such as medical and financial data, sexual orientation, Social Security numbers and other ID numbers, would have to ask users to opt in to being tracked.