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Google Analytics to be Banned!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by steelballs, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. steelballs

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    Google Analytics to be Banned!

    Google Analytics to be Banned in Norway?

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    The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund have declared that Google Analytics is not in accordance with the law. They justify themselves by referring to a 2008 European Directive that demonstrates once again the ignorance of Eurocrats. Google will have to deeply alter its popular product in the coming weeks if it wants to keep its doors open to Norwegian developers

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    http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/20/google-analytics-could-be-banned-in-norway/

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  2. john1444

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    Sorry Norwegians, were are many fishes in the water.

    It might just be a blessing in disguise.
     
  3. The Web Designer

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    Sorry to hear that. Hope the mighty G could do something for our Norwegian friends.

    There's piwik and clicky, though.
     
  4. aldis

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    Luckily for Norwegians, there is a program called Piwik :cool:
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Imagine they ban them in the U.S ? lol
     
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    I'm gonna go ahead and say that this is pretty stupid.
     
  7. Scritty

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    Norway are the first. This is privacy breach .
    These days signing up and waiving your privacy rights away does not always mean the end. There is legislation in a lot of coutries on the way whereby if a service provider asks you to sign a massive document that it would simply you could or would not expect a "reasonable person to read and/or understand" then that document is not deemed legal whether someone has clicked agreement or not.

    Last ime I looked, the full Google membership agreement was about 350 pages of close text (in context - that's about the size of a decent novel). It is deemed that a reasonable person would neither read NOR understand this document and the effort involved to read and understand it is not comensurate with the rewards that the product offers - by a very large margin.

    In short - I'f you haven't spent 12-16 hours reading it and have at least undergraduate skills in law and the internet - then all the documents' only legitimate and understandable purpose is as wallpaper for Googles ass when and if they do whatever they fucking want with your info - so when they breach your privacy they can say "but they signed the disclaimer" .....

    Norway are first, but there are at least a dozen other countries queueing up to do the same thing..and there will be MANY more in time.
     
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  8. -Joe-

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    I switched to Clicky a long time ago, haven't regretted the decision once.
     
  9. B. Friendly

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    QFT. Scritty consistently posts very well thought-out posts. Always good to see you posting in a thread.

    A lot of personal freedoms depend on this kind of thing. Whether you agree with this particular action or not, Statists and corporate elite would just love to have a direct and legally binding tie between a computer user and an IP Address. It's not just about marketing, it's about who is downloading copyright material, and how easy is it for the government to prove that a particular person can be held criminally and financially liable. We need IP anonymity in order to remain free. The way they are attempting to structure the laws, the "Subscriber" of the provided Internet Service is liable for any illegal filesharing activities done on "their" account. So not only do I support laws that regulate the ability of "large entities" (governments, and their corporate stooges) to collect and maintain databases of IP Addresses, cross-referenced to physical addresses, names, phone numbers, drivers licenses, social security numbers, fingerprints, DNA, etc... I also support legislatively forcing Internet Service Providers to "stir" the IP pot by using Dynamic IP's that are forced to periodically change ever "X" amount of time (let's say 72 hours).

    On the issues of ToS's being used to enslave a person for the rest of their life in order to be able to run an ActiveX plugin, I have never believed in, or adhered to, any of the "case law" interpretations that have been manufactured by the court system to support the ability of monopolies to make huge profits on substandard intellectual property.

    Windows XP still sells for $140.00.

    I've never paid for an Operating System, or any other software. It's my way of "sticking it to the man". It's the core of my blackhat philosophy.


    Personal & Off-Topic Commentary:

    To a great extent, I think "blackhat" people and "pirates" have given WAY too much power to the establishment Statists. Specifically the power to describe us. We allow them to tell each other, us, and the rest of the innocent bystanding world who & what "we" are.

    We are too content to be mere optimistic criminals; defiant and superficial thieves that embrace the idea that we take that which we want because we can, and that's enough. There's a common and substantive philosophy that really ought to bind people together into an effective political block, and it centers on the idea of individual freedoms and liberties and that the purpose of the State is to serve the needs of the individuals within it, and not the other way around.

    Statists do not believe this. They believe that the individual's purpose is to serve the needs of the State. But the State is merely an organized group of people that derive their sustenance by the work of the "private sector". So, at core, what is happening is that the Producers in the open economy are being enslaved to the Parasites of their Government(s). And all of these situations being described (centralized IP Address control & cross-referencing, enslavement by Terms of Service) are the tools used by the Parasitic State to enslave the Producers.

    So, we aren't resisting IP Address this, or Terms of Service that, we are resisting enslavement to a collective and retarded Borg.
     
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  10. thejake

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    Nice to see Ted Stevens-caliber understanding of Internets predominates the Old World.
     
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