The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 January 2006

Congress not quite tossing its cookies

CNET reports:

Dozens of U.S. senators are quietly tracking visits to their Web sites even though they have publicly pledged not to do so.

Sixty-six politicians in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are setting permanent Web cookies even though at least 23 of them have promised not to use the online tracking technique, a CNET investigation shows.

This is, I strongly suspect, one of those instances where Hanlon's Razor applies.

Oh, and if you object to a cookie I sent you, simply uncheck the box that says "Remember info?" in the comments area. And yes, I have a privacy policy.

(Via Scribe.)

Posted at 10:16 AM to PEBKAC

Hmmm. I don't have a privacy policy, but I could come up with one pretty quick...

"I don't know, nor give a rat's backside, who you are -- and if anyone offered me money for your personal information, or anything else relating to my blog, I would probably keel over dead from shock."

Posted by: McGehee at 3:58 PM on 14 January 2006