fix articles 53093, thu nov
SF-IMC has been allowing Google to track you (tags)
SF-IMC for an unknown period of time has included code in their web pages that allowed the capitalists at Google to track their site visitors, as well as allowing Google to set and read cookies on users' machines. Other Indymedia tech people called this out on Thanksgiving day. SF-IMC tried to play it off like those who questioned allowing a giant internet company to track their site's users were "paranoid", but SF-IMC does appear to have come to its senses and deleted the offending code. Still, there remain many unanswered questions as to the sum of the information Google was allowed to acquire through this code and for how long this tracking had been going on. As SF-IMC displays open hostility toward what they call the "fetishization of local control and autonomy of individual indymedia sites" and hopes to impose their vision of editorial policy network-wide, an explanation for such cooperation with a corporate entity should be forthcoming.
Call to action (tags)
its time to get rad. the time is right. I lifted this from the main Indymedia site to bring to LA. Perhaps waiting until January is too late.