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Scorecard Research?

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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Scorecard Research?

As I was replying to a thread, an ad popped up, well actually rolled down my entire screen with "Scorecard Research" as the title. Closed it out and went for a search.

What's going on ATS? Have you enrolled in this or is it maybe something I picked up from somewhere else?

www.scorecardresearch.com...


ScorecardResearch, a service of Full Circle Studies, Inc., is used to help with the collection of Internet web browsing data on specific websites that have enrolled in a broad market research effort by comScore, Inc. to create reports on Internet behavior and trends. comScore, Inc. is a recognized authority on Internet and general economic trends, whose data are routinely cited by major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC, and is extensively used by the largest Internet services companies and scores of Fortune 500 companies. To learn more about comScore, please see www.comscore.com.




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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This may help a bit...

epiac1216.wordpress.com...

You really don't want to know who can use the data and why... Don't ask.




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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You can skip reading and remove it here:

www.scorecardresearch.com...

Click its gone!

But, it can be picked up again, in other forms elsewhere. so... Bah, why bother, there is no anonymity on the internet anyway...



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
You can skip reading and remove it here:

www.scorecardresearch.com...

Click its gone!

But, it can be picked up again, in other forms elsewhere. so... Bah, why bother, there is no anonymity on the internet anyway...


Sweet!

Thanks for that...

But, it has never happened anywhere else and it has happened twice now on ATS.

Curious?



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Don't know, are you implying that ATS is installing malicious cookies in your browser?

Really, b.scorcardresearch can be picked up ANYWHERE!

If you clicked the opt out link, you shouldn't see it again.

May even notice a nice improvement in the speed of your computer when you do.


As the author said here:


When surfing the Web please keep in mind, that you are walking inside a mine field


epiac1216.wordpress.com...
edit on 22-1-2012 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by jude11
 


Don't know, are you implying that ATS is installing malicious cookies in your browser?

Really, b.scorcardresearch can be picked up ANYWHERE!

If you clicked the opt out link, you shouldn't see it again.

May even notice a nice improvement in the speed of your computer when you do.


As the author said here:


When surfing the Web please keep in mind, that you are walking inside a mine field


epiac1216.wordpress.com...
edit on 22-1-2012 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)


Not implying...just asking.

Please read the OP.

Thanks



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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I did read it, I was just asking... It can be picked up anywhere, not sure why it is legal for such a beacon to be installed in people's browsers without them knowing about it... Various ads may trigger the drop in window ad you seen, it can track and collect your web browsing activity, and apparently can't be removed or detected by internet security systems... The only way to get rid of it is to click that opt out link IF you have it on your system.

Sorry, just trying to help.

edit on 22-1-2012 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Hey you two...




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by jude11
 


I did read it, I was just asking... It can be picked up anywhere, not sure why it is legal for such a beacon to be installed in people's browsers without them knowing about it... Various ads may trigger the drop in window ad you seen, it can track and collect your web browsing activity, and apparently can't be removed or detected by internet security systems, and/or removed... The only way is to click that opt out link IF you have it on your system.

Sorry, just trying to help.


No problem...just a misunderstanding.

And yes, it is an invasion of privacy in the truest sense of the term. Why is it legal for a 3rd party to invade my private PC?

And apparently it's in accordance with the US Dept. of Commerce (or so it states on the site)

The reason I posted it here is that it's a first for me and has never happened anywhere on the net...Only ATS. I have had a lot of these and so have many others but never on ATS.

Gotta ask right?


Thanks again,

Peace



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
Hey you two...


uh-oh, here come da Peace Police!


S'ok...we worked it out.


Peace...REALLY!



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 05:38 AM
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I have always had it blocked with NoScript.

IRM



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
I have always had it blocked with NoScript.

IRM


I have the same but it got through somehow. I just upgraded FF so maybe...

hmmm?



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