Originally posted by XPLodER
reply to post by HattoriHanzou
Heh, you don't understand how these big web sites think. Their users are their PRODUCT. For this magical UCE technology to be put in place, you have to show a benefit for the site owners AND the users. If there is anything that impacts Twitter or Facebooks chances of seeing the user's private data, they will not implement it.
I don't feel sorry for the users of most web sites. They are usually oblivious and oblivious people do not deserve pity. And the site owners? I have been in a war with them for a decade, blocking their ads and cross site tracking schemes that they all seem to favor.
well twitter uses HTTPS for user privacy and security, in that case the "tweets" themselves are the advertising
and the public facing nature of tweets are the product, not the private user information, yes it does help with "directed" advertising, but when you can "tweet" you dont need exterior "direction of advertising"
well only "first party advertisers" would be able to push ads at you and third party tracking would be denied.
with UCE cross sight scripting would be virtually imposable.
facebook is not interested in privacy, and should not be confused with sights that consider privacy as "important"
ps i wound not use Facebook if you payed me
If you think Twitter and Facebook are not using all the information you provide them, including your passwords, to build a profile of you, you aren't paranoid enough. People often reveal very personal details of their lives and minds in their passwords, and this is valuable for building a marketing profile. It follows that this information is used.
Cross site scripting is the only way that site owners and ad-companies can cooperate, because they mutually distrust each other. Basically their priorities, at any for-profit web site, put users last because they are merely a product.