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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Is it just me, with a bug in my bonnet, a tinfoil hat, or am I right to question why all this stuff has to be transferred and set as cookies on my workstation, just to read a PiPress item?

It seems to be corporate overkill, and folks should know what NoScrip in the Firefox browser displays:

click to enlarge the image - see right hand side

The link from which the screen capture was taken is
http://www.twincities.com/politics/ci_27644761/state-rep-rick-hansens-questioning-draws-apology-demand



But I urge readers not to open the link. Unless they care little about privacy abuse by websites. If you go with that flow, the flow don't stop, it bulges.

Sorensen provided the link and explains its significance significantly to where pursuing the link is not needed.

The interesting thing, the story blocked with the browser not allowing all that stuff; and the kicker?

I hit the temporarily allow pioneerpress, the twincities.com thing at the bottom item in the right hand NoScript dialog box, and still, a wall against readership.

What's all that other stuff to do with my reading PiPress online?

And, why worry? Well, for starters there is all that tracking/profiling cookie stuff, but the hummer for me that said forget allowing any of this and post of it instead? denverpost.com in among the others.

KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH: Denver Post is aggressive against fair use of content by others. They might regard this post as going beyond fair use, to commercial disparagement. If so, bless 'em.

What you have to know is Denver Post was reported to be in league with the Righthaven shakedown perps. Most of what you need to understand about Righthaven and why they made enemies is contained in three links, here, here and here.

Readers are urged to read those three. And do your own websearch for more info if the matter interests you. This stuff really is very important to privacy advocates and those in the technical online press having privacy concerns; e.g., eff and Ars. (Making it easy, three more links tying a bow around Denver Post and Righthaven as birds fouling the same nest; here, here and here.)

BOTTOM LINE: PIPRESS, YOU ABUSE READERSHIP BY THAT OVERKILL. PIPRESS, JUST STOP IT. OR READERS, JUST SAY NO. IT IS GROTESQUE PRIVACY-INVASION OVERKILL AND HAS NO EXCUSE. MY CONCERN FOR PRIVACY SAYS FORGET PIPRESS LONGTERM IF NOT FOREVER. LET OTHERS READ YOUR OUTLET. NOT DIALING YOU UP AGAIN, FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. IF EVER. ANOTHER ALIENATED LOST POSSIBLE READER. BLESS YOU.

___________UPDATE___________
Besides suing Drudge (over a Denver Post copyrighted photo), in equal opportunity fashion, Righthaven tried to shake down Democratic Undeground, reaching across borders and against a lone Carolina blogger; with it all even percolating up to the attention of the slow to grow legs MSM, i.e., NYT, once the stench got overly ripe. In what might have been a too-little-too-late move, Denver Post also abandoned the corpse. More recently, there was porn trolling by lawyers on the edge, and while Minnesota might be proud of its favorite sons, its SOBs are a different story. And the beat goes on, and on.

So denverpost.com, (out of the trolling spotlight since bailing on Righthaven late in the game), showing up in a list is why I am jumping now on PiPress with spurs on. Am I wrong? Too harsh in judgment? Read a little, then you decide.

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