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Ads may be annoying, but marketing probes are scary!
27 January 2013
Anonymous

marketing probe is a script (usually a javascript) that vendors place on their website to track what you are viewing. They also attempt to glean information about who you are (email address, IP address, location, company name, etc...). With this information, they then go to the social networking sites and fill in the blanks via your Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Armed with that, they can then call or email you saying "hey, I saw you were looking at xyz on our website yesterday, can I help you with something?". That's what PrivacyDefense is all about, blocking their trackers. See our BLOG entry that includes a recorded message of one of those conversations...

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