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Re: Theos-World viewing the call center video

Mar 30, 2006 05:33 PM
by Mark S. Hamilton Jr.

1. Tell if you were at the website before
2. If applicable, store login data like username and password
3. Allow for selective marketing (see below for more info)

The whole big thing about Cookies was that any particular advertiser could use them to track which sites you go to (within a network of site they advertise on), and then dynamically change the ad content to suit your browsing preferences. Some people claim this is a violation of privacy. It really isn't, since the data is not personally identifiable. It's all hype.

-Mark H.

On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 20:07:09 -0500, DENNIS KIER <> wrote:

You may be right. I suppose individual programs see threats differently.
Possibly it is merely a counting mechanism, posing no threat at all.

On the other hand, why is it that after I leave the site, I have that cookie
left on my machine, just benignly sitting there doing nothing (I hope),
since I am not involved in counting any longer.

I don't need it on my machine, whether or not I am going back to that Page
or not.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eldon B Tucker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:59 PM
Subject: Theos-World viewing the call center video

I tried the link again, and it takes me to the homepage for the people that
made the movie. Although there is mention of $10 to buy a copy of the
on DVD, there is also a link that says <WATCH MOVIE>, and when clicked on,
it starts the movie playing in a popup. (There is no charge to view the
movie online.)

In that main page, there is mention of a "," but that
to be a link that provides a visitor count for the webpage, showing right
now, for instance, "Visits: 60,717". Many websites may use a free visitor
counter; I don't think there's anything ominous about it. I have Norton
Systemworks 2006 on my computer, and it does not indicate any problems
it when I visit the page.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World call center movie

Shortly after I tried the link, The program "Spyware Doctor" popped up a
window saying that a malicious cookie had been detected and deleted. I
and checked, and it is named STATCOUNTER.COM - at least that is the

It has been disabled on my computer now. Perhaps it is only sent to
computers in certain areas?

The original link was "redirected" to a site that had a line that was
to read, and another line that blended in with the background and was
impossible to read, although there was some message pertaining to a $10
charge. But I terminated the window too fast to determine what the offer
all about.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eldon B Tucker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:10 PM
Subject: Theos-World call center movie

> Something I saw at work
> Eldon
> ----
> . . . a hilarious short movie made
> by NYU Film school students

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Mark S. Hamilton Jr.

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