are we being spied on?

I found this today when logging in to 911blogger. "Specificclick" is some kind of spyware/adware site according to a google search.

I don't remember ever seeing this before the server went down yesterday. Can the administrators look into this? Or is it just my computer?

Well, we use SiteMeter,

Well, we use SiteMeter, check out this article:

http://michaelsync.net/2007/04/11/things-you-should-know-before-using-si...

Maybe we shouldn't use SiteMeter....

You don't have to clear all of your cookies

Like it shows on that site, for Firefox (which is what everyone should be using) you can block cookies from specificclick.net and then Show Cookies and just delete the specificclick.net cookies, so you don't lose any other cookie information.

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Firefox is for everyone except...

...us loyal Opera devotees! <:-P

http://www.opera.com

You can also try adding shitty snooper sites to your host file and point them to 127.0.0.1

I can't count how many extensions (most of which suck anyway) must be added to Firefox to do what Opera already does generally better and faster. However, I do use Firefox for some things, as with IE (but, the latter only as an absolute total last resort).

But, if anonynimity is important, fire up xB Browser (Firefox core) and surf via Tor onion routers:

http://xerobank.com/xB_browser.html

xB Browser is a free anonymous web browser that allows you to securely and anonymously surf the internet, bypass firewalls and website censorship. For enhanced privacy, xB Browser clears history of browing and deletes cookies when you close the browser.

The main advantages compared to other anonymous web browsers is that xB Browser requires no configuration, technical knowledge, or installation in order to achieve anonymity. xB Browser is open source so you can feel safe knowing what goes into xB Browser. Additionally, it is even portable on a USB stick so you can take it to work, school, or on vacation.

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~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)
"We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse."(NIS)

are we being spied on?

Yes !

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