[cryptome] Re: Why cryptome sold web logs to their paying customers?

  • From: Shelley <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, lucas power <power.lucas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:19:36 -0700

On October 11, 2015 10:05:29 AM lucas power <power.lucas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Also seems to be geared toward individuals monetizing blogs and such, which
to my thinking are just scraps from Big Data's table. I'm more interested
in understanding how something like me using gmail provides google with a
product to sell on to a corp or govt actor. How are valuations reached, how
are transactions structured?

Not Google specifically, but here is one example of the highly invasive tracking of much, much more than web logs:

https://www.propublica.org/article/verizons-zombie-cookie-gets-new-life

"Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial identifier that tracks users that tracks users of mobile devices. Verizon said in a little noticed announcement that it will
soon begin sharing the profiles with AOL's ad network, which in turn monitors users across a large swath of the Internet.

That means AOL's ad network will be able to match millions of Internet users to their real-world details gathered by Verizon, including "your gender, age range and interests." AOL's network is on 40 percent of websites, including on ProPublica. AOL will also be able to use data from Verizon's identifier to track the apps that mobile users open, what sites they visit, and for how long. Verizon purchased AOL earlier this year."

More at the link, plus previous reports on the Verizon zombie cookie.

-Shelley





On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> That site doesn't mention anything about web logs or IP addresses. =(
>
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Maybe try Google with this search phrase:
>>
>> "How to monetize your website" for 400,000 hits.
>>
>> Omit the quotes for 5 million hits.
>>
>> Quick overview:
>>
>> 33 Ways To Monetize your Website
>>
>> http://websitesetup.org/33-ways-to-monetize-website/
>>
>> The best way is to have your filthy rich relative buy your solution
>> to immortality.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>



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