Re: ISSUE-5: What is the definition of tracking?

As a user -- I think I've progressed slightly beyond naive -- I think you've accurately described what tracking means.

John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
Tel: 310-392-7041

On Oct 27, 2011, at 5:26 PM, David Singer <> wrote:

> I'm trying to "play the naive user" here.
> Isn't 'tracking' for them, one of these two actions:
> a) remembering data that is about me, or traceable to me, for a time longer than this transaction (you clearly have to 'remember' my IP address to respond, for example)
> b) using data remembered about me, or traceable to me, and associating it with this transaction ("the IP address a.b.c.d is almost always that guy Dave")
> These are written in the positive sense, they are not exclusions; they don't worry about legal entities, organizational boundaries, etc.
> 'treat me as someone about whom you know nothing, and remember nothing'
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Friday, 28 October 2011 01:11:35 UTC