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January 31, 2000 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Monitor me! ResearchBuzz points readers towards another insidious tracking mechanism -- the Web Bug. Check Dan Gillmor's ejournal for info on how Lycos -- in tandem with DoubleClick -- has been using this to capture user data.
posted by jessamyn (2 comments total)

 
So I did my taxes yesterday with Quicken's TurboTax for the Web. It was pretty sweet, except for the five minutes it took to download a 0x0 .gif from AvenueA.com at the very beginning.

Was this a Web bug?

Anyone know anything about AvenueA? I'm doing a story about this, so I'm very curious.
posted by luke at 3:18 PM on January 31, 2000


Well Quicken is listed on the Web Bug page as a site using "web bugs". Avenue A seems to be an online marketing company.
posted by tomalak at 4:29 PM on January 31, 2000


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