Re: Targetted advertising.
- From: MM <kylix_is@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:31:47 +0100
On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 23:31:25 +0100, sid <blank@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 01/06/11 22:17, Mike P wrote:
On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:14:53 +0100, sid wrote:
On 01/06/11 13:12, Ret. wrote:
Phil Stovell wrote:If you're still using internet exploder, bin it. It's a terrible
On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:09:15 +0100, Ret. wrote:
I note that whenever I visit the Guardian website (which, you may be
surprised to hear, is most days...), at the bottom of each article is
an animated advert showing items that I have been looking at on
websites I have recently visited.
Today, at the bottom of each article, is an ad from MobileFun showing
mobile phone cases that I was looking at yesterday.
The previous day there was an ad from 'Boundary Bathrooms' - also a
website I had recently visited, and showing items I had been looking
I don't know how this works - but I find it a little sinister...
Ad block plus.
Only appears to work with Firefox - which I don't use - but thanks
Wrong. It's the best, most secure one there is. You only hear about
security flaws because it's so widely used.
Opera, Chrome, or firefox are all good.
No, they're all buggy, insecure, pieces of shit.
I work for a large - 7000 employes in the UK, 60,000 plus worldwide. We
deal with a lot of sensitive information on a daily basis. Our IS Security
dept have tested all these browsers extensively. Secure they are not. The
only staff who are allowed to use them are a very few web developers, to
ensure that our public websites work with them because people believe the
Most of the features touted by MS for whichever latest version of IE
they are promoting at the time were first floated on Opera, then
firefox, or more recently on Chrome.
I've worked for government depts. who also insist everyone uses IE, not
because it is better or more secure, but because it reduces the time
they have to spend securing the browser and because it's supported by MS
and they can complain loudly when something goes wrong and get some kind
of response. Since they want to keep costs down, they are not upgrading
to Vista or windows 7, or buying new machines.
You really cannot be suggesting IE6 is the best browser to use, yet this
is what a certain dept. was using (and as far as I know is still using,
on windows XP).
IT security depts. don't want to deal with 3 or 4 different browsers
each with different weaknesses, they would rather just focus on one, and
that one happens to be the one that came with the OS.
I've been told by a network administrator only last week, that the
company website is designed to display best in Firefox, and they
recommend that as a browser for peoples machines at home, but they are
forced to use IE on the network because of a service agreement .
I'm certified in a few IT areas myself, including security, and we are
trained almost always on MS/cisco products. We're also told over and
over that although we must work with them and have to be certified on
them, that certainly does not mean they are the best to use in a
situation where we have a choice!
Microsoft has always been an also-ran when it comes to browser design.
They pooh-poohed the internet for years, then suddenly had to cobble
something together in a hurry. They never caught up since.
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