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Am I a trackee?

Postby eaphil » Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:27 am

When I opened the adsertion window to listen to Beethoven.com, the window was twice the size it normally is. In the lower half now is information such as (actual IDs deleted):

Tracker
6/2/2004 10:11:06 AM
ListenerID:XXXXXXX / CookieID:XXXXXXXX

and

Trackee
6/2/2004 10:14:07 AM
ListenerID:XXXXXXX / CookieID:XXXXXXXX

and

Timer
6/2/2004 10:11:07 AM
StationID:4013

Can anyone explain what this means? Some sort of spyware?
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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby Jesse179 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:13 pm

I do Not know what it means, but I have sent the message to my nana. Mabye she could tell us somthing about it.

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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby Nicole Marie » Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:39 pm

Hi eaphil-

I don't know what that message is. We have a call into Adsertion (they run the player). I have a feeling they are doing some work on the player and you caught part of the work. Are you still seeing the information?
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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby eaphil » Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:09 pm

Nicole Marie,

It was that one time only. Haven't seen it again. Guess I'm paranoid about all the spyware trolling the Internet these days.

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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby eaphil » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:19 am

Nicole Marie,

The tracker/trackee id information is showing up again. Have you learned anything from Adsertion? I can e-mail you a screenshot in a MS Word file if that will help.
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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby EJA » Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:30 pm

I suspect that adsertion is tracking some of the asp programming behind their player, perhaps in an effort to get some of the bugs out of it (which would be a welcome development). They are probably tracking the values of variables in their program and such like, rather than your activities. I doubt very much that it is spyware and wouldn't worry about it much were I you.
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Re: Am I a trackee?

Postby dai bread » Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:57 pm

I wonder if this has anything to do with the huge quantity of information my computer sends out when I listen to BR?
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