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Aenimal
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0 posted 04-12-2005 04:24 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Persistent Identification Element that is

with more and more internet users deleting their cookies and using spyware programs, marketers are turning to a new technology to keep tabs on your browsing.
http://www.internetweek.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=160400749
Susan Caldwell
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*yawn*

not surprising to me..

we must build a better browser, faster, stronger.....

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Alicat
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Macromedia has offered methods to opt out of those PIE ads. Also, you could use Spyware Guard to block flash in IE.  Firefox users can already disable flash by unchecking flash handlers under Tools/Options/Downloads/Plug-ins.
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I like pie.......
Aenimal
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lol Susan, but it has to come with those cheesy bionic sounds

alicat, yup already disabled it, but it's a pain in the rear for those who go too flash rich sites, especially as more and more websites rely on it

me too michelle, but i won't say what kind..er nm
 
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