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Tynt Insight is watching you cut and paste

jerryasher (151512) writes | more than 4 years ago

Privacy 1

jerryasher (151512) writes "In recent weeks I've noticed that when I copy and paste text from Wired and other websites, the pasted text has had the url of the original website appended to it. Cool, and utterly annoying, and how do I make that stop? Tynt Insight is a piece of Javascript that sends what you copy to Tynt's webservers and adds the backlinks. Tynt calls that a service for the site owner, many people call that a privacy invasion..

Worse, there are some reports that it sends not just what you copy, but everything you select..

And Tynt provides no opt outs. Not cookie based, not IP based, but stop it you creeps angry phone call based.

It ain't a pure useful service, and it ain't a pure privacy invasion. But I sure wish they'd go away and have had the decency to never start up in the first place. I block it on Firefox with Ghostery."

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The web site owners can do what they like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30767198)

...but they can't force you to run their Javascript.

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