Unknowingly sending all your personal finance information through the servers of a sleazy ad service: Priceless.
Do you pay your AMEX bill online at americanexpress.com
? If you do, you should know that you're being ported through the ad.doubleclick.net advertising service
. Mouse over the links on the AMEX homepage and see. All your information travels through doubleclick's servers on its way to AMEX. Nice, huh?
posted by jpoulos
on Nov 26, 2001 -
"The Most Dangerous Piece of Software in the World."
With his usual hyperbole, Calcanis of SAD
a scary product. We all know that net advertising is not profitable (i.e. Salon going to subscriptions) and as products like WebWasher proliferate, we can be truly assured that none of these net business models are worth anything. Of course software to kill ads on the web has been around for years but is this the one that will break into the mainstream?
Better sell your DoubleClick stock (like it was worth anything to begin with ;)
posted by gen
on Mar 22, 2001 -
I'll believe this
when DoubleClick changes their darn policy.
Sure, they've also recently said they'll postpone their new identifying database. How about to "never"?
posted by mrmorgan
on Mar 8, 2000 -