Apparently also needed for InformationWeek
This article is a classic 'own goal'. Looking at the scripts loaded on this page I see
- ml314 (Madison Logic)
- en25 (Eloqua)
- facebook (.net / .com)
Additionally, tracking cookies from eloqua, google, ml314, techweb, twitter, and 2o7.net
Scripts also come from dl-rms which I could not find any informtion on (means it is even more suspicious).
Does IW really need to load all this crap from third parties? Are all these typically ad or user profiling tracking cookies needed? I do trust IW, but wish that if I go to informationweek.com all and every content comes solely from that source, not from a dozen other places that hide behind obscure URLs. And yes, I have most of the scripts and cookies blocked, allowing only as much as is needed to make this page function. Unfortunately, that means allowing more than I am really comfortable with. So the choice is either allow collecting info about me by entities I have no clue of who they are and what they do with that info or foregoing reading information. That said, I am not against reasonable amounts of advertising because that revenue keeps the lights on at IW, but do you really need to track everything?