Kill Your PC:
April 4, 2001 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Kill Your PC: a new website launches concentrating on tracking online privacy and fair-use issues. They also are providing information on how to get rid of banner ads, as well as a big list of links you can use to opt-out from user-spying on the major advertising networks. Necessary consumer education, or a dangerous idea that threatens the viability of websites?
posted by matthew (3 comments total)
My feeling is that if Microsoft and Apple built all these things in their OS, it'd be dangerous. However, the vast majority of online consumers don't know how to copy a DVD, pirate software, or even customize their OS past a desktop picture.

These tools will make cutting edge folks drool, but it simply isn't significant until Microsoft bundles it.
posted by jragon at 11:41 AM on April 4, 2001

Plenty of dead links at that site. Average of 2 stories/month.
posted by brantstrand at 12:00 PM on April 4, 2001

Have I mentioned just how much I love my hosts file ad filter (site seems to be down right now...)? What I find to be interesting about it is that some sites actually use common ad servers for their navigational elements (like CNet, et al). Minor inconvenience as far as I'm concerned...
posted by fooljay at 3:30 PM on April 4, 2001

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