Why ad tracking is bad: it puts democracy in jeopardy

An excellent reminder from Don Marti on just why ad tracking is bad on the web: The tracking is not there to identify the individual (the data doesn’t have to be accurate) but to enable getting the highest-priced ad onto the cheapest possible site Cross-context tracking puts higher value and lower value sites into competition […]

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Autocade reaches 38 million page views

Autocade made it comfortably to 38 million page views today, the counter showing 10,362,605. Add the 27,647,011 on the old server, that’s 38,009,616 (as expected yesterday when it was sitting just shy of the 38 million mark). Currently there are 5,059 entries on the site, and we got to the latest million in just under […]

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Continuing the disinformation battle—because we have to

The disinformation continues, this time on Quora. Here this person defends the indefensible by … agreeing with me? They claimed later to have deleted the post, but that was a lie. The post remains, but my comment has been deleted. They can’t handle someone pointing out their deceptive conduct.     There were a couple […]

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Big Tech lies: that’s the default position

If we take everything Big Tech says as a lie, then we wouldn’t be far off what is happening, rendering my recording of the examples I encounter in daily life unnecessary. We know they lie, and it would actually become more unusual to record the times they tell the truth or follow through with something. […]

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