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White House online privacy policy exempts YouTube

January 22, 2009 by  

YouTube places cookies on users' browsersTechnology bloggers are raising questions about whether the White House is adhering to privacy rules that prohibit federal agencies from using cookies on their websites.

Chris Soghoian writes on CNET.com that the privacy policy listed on the White House’s website states that YouTube has been exempted from the ban on "persistent cookies."

"The persistent cookie is used by YouTube to help maintain the integrity of video statistics," according to a message on the site.

These long-term tracking cookies are issued by a website to a user’s browser, where they are stored. Cookies allow websites to identify users and track their video viewing habits.

Soghoian points out that the White House offers users an opportunity to avoid having a cookie issued to their browser by providing a link to download the file.

However, several tests carried out by Soghoian indicated that cookies were being issued as soon as he landed on the page, regardless of whether he pressed the "play" button.

This raises several questions about how federal agencies can comply with the rules and protect their users’ privacy while simultaneously employing web 2.0 content such as YouTube videos, he says.
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  • Bob Livingston

    This is political hypocrisy! The system favors whom ever serves the system. Besides Privacy in the US is a joke under any name.

    • S. Wentz

      Who do you recommend for purchase of gold coins?

    • Mike Cline

      A joke is what it has become. Seems as though the government runs uncaringly all over the Constitution. Free Speech is becoming a thing of the past. Soon, the right to bear arms will also be in peril. My question is…why are these people (Congress) allowed to pass these bills that are blatently against the Bill of Rights. These can’t be laws simply because we can’t be legally bound to obey them when they have no base to start with, right? Why aren’t these people being stopped? Who is in charge anymore? The lunacy never seems to stop! Little rant there. My apologies. I’d love to have a few answers to these questions.

  • http://none ollie

    The Dark Trinity, consisting of Illuminati, Nephilim, and Demons, wants to track your viewing habits so they know who to round up into all those new concentration camps they’ve been building. BOO!

    • David

      But you are SO wise to know better. (It would be pretty hard to blend today for the Nephilim, wouldn’t it?)

      • http://none ollie

        Nephilim are not just giant’s from the old testament anymore, Dave, the generic term in recent usage includes all hostile and homeless aliens trying to hitch a ride our evolution, from Grays on up. Furthermore they do not live in society, but tens of thousands humans now claim personal abduction type encounters. How many eye witnesses do we require before acceptance? And why are there so many reports of our government talking with them? BOO!

      • http://none ollie

        Nephilim are not just giant’s from the old testament anymore, Dave. The generic term in recent usage includes all hostile and homeless aliens trying to hitch a ride on our evolution, from Grays on up. Furthermore, they supposedly do not live in society, but tens of thousands humans now claim personal abduction type encounters. How many eye witnesses do we require before acceptance? And why are there so many reports of our government talking with them? BOO!

        • Davide

          Oh, so our technology is approaching the point where we might find them, and they have to preemptively take us out now in self defense?

          They are a diverse group that works together for a common goal.
          Perhaps we can learn from them after all.

          How would they “hitch a ride” on our evolution?

        • http://none ollie

          Dave, there is too much to blog about going on here. Many tomes have been written. Much of our tech is already from aliens, from Nazi’s onward, and most people are not aware of quark rays, for example. The suspicion is that aliens need things from us, and governments need things from them, so as Edward Mitchell testifies, there is a relationship.

          There is no reason why demons, aliens and dictators would not work together for the common goal of domination. The only protection we have is knowledge and decentralization of power in all areas like media and banking, unfortunately the trend under Bush was the opposite. Now we have huge trouble. We must strike and decentralize power immediately, to be safer, especially the banks.

  • daniel cabrera

    Even a caveman understand that the so called ‘bail-out’,'simulus’, ‘rescue-plan’, or any other pet-name can be called is just a waste of time.

    The ONLY thing this move does is to PERPETUATE THE ECONOMICAL MESS THAT THE ALMOST-TOTALLY DEMOCRAT CONGRESS STARTED WITH FANNIE, FREDIE AND ALL THE CROOKS AND THIEVES INVOLVED , BACKED-UP BY THE ‘COVER-UP GROUP – PELOSI,REID,FRANK, DOOD,COX , and others weeds !!!

    That is all to it, check the events !

    And what happens is that Pres Obama and his gang – KNOWING WHAT IS THE TRUTH AND KNOWING THAT THEY ARE NATIONALIZING THE COUNTRY AND THROWING THE NATION TO THE SOCIALISM-MARXIST ARENA, …they do not want to be blame alone after the public DISCOVERS that they had been CHEATED by the present administration,…they do not want to GO DOWN ALONE,…they need to say that also republicans are to be blamed too,…and that is why they are desperately trying to convince atl least some of them.

    Got it now ? Excellent ! ,..see ? and you do not have to be a caveman to understand it .

    Think of this and research.

    sincecrely,
    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

    • http://none ollie

      Both Dems and Pubs are to blame. They have all been bought. There is a higher group pulling strings here, and it is even higher than the corporotocracy and the military industrial complex. Fighting amongst ourselves and launching stupid protests is what they want us to do.

      • rusty

        you are correct ollie I have only one thing to say to everybody also. problem reaction solution. unemployment breeds frustration, frustration breeds anger,anger breeds violence. violence enacts martial law. martial law means control. hopefully it will not come to this. remember the president can declare martial law when he deems necessary . it does not have to equal violence to be declared. take for example food recalls. people should never assume it wont happen. thank you for your time….

      • rusty

        you are correct ollie I have only one thing to say to everybody also. problem reaction solution. unemployment breeds frustration, frustration breeds anger,anger breeds violence. violence enacts martial law. martial law means control. hopefully it will not come to this. remember the president can declare martial law when he deems necessary . it does have to equal violence to be declared. take for example food recalls. dont think it cant happen. thank you for your time….

        • ollie

          I couldn’t agree more. We should not tread on the tail of the tiger, stupidly. We need to realize first of all that our government has been infiltrated by a sophisticated group that no longer supports us. We need to educate the people to take back our government and then have our military seize the assets of the intruders. This would be a significant amount that could be delivered back to the people who they stole it from, and then used to get the economy going again. The Group behind the Federal Reserve is front center in this as the book “Web of Debt” reveals.

          The economy is a crime scene and should be investigated like one. Somebody assassinated our economy and we should be bringing this group to justice, not paying them more money to be nice. Obama is obviously one of them judging by his staff picks and eagerness to pay the extortionists. Bernake’s idea to “put out the fire first and then assess the fire codes” is a ruse to get even more money for his fellow conspirators. We should be rounding up all Bankers for a waterboarding party to get to the bottom of the biggest theft in human history.

  • http://grameenphone aliashraf

    All men are equaly particepate the work of the development of worldwide economic society . ali ashraf chowdhury, talgramashrafchy@yahoo.com , dhaka. Bangladesh.

  • http://grameenphone aliashraf

    All men are equaly particepate the work of the development of worldwide economic society . Pls give to another for their particepation regarding these.
    Thanks & best regards
    ali ashraf chowdhury,
    talgramashrafchy@yahoo.com ,
    dhaka. Bangladesh.

  • David

    I kind of like rallies, as opposed to “protests” though it is understood there is an agenda.

    Even there we must be alert for agent provoceteures. (cant’ do french) The situation is like Alex Jones described: A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. type organization, only without 007 to deal with it. (Even if ex. aliens aren’t part of the mix)

    Too much decentralization seems risky as well, however. Consider the ascendant Chinese. A 100 million man army, the result of decades of ONE child per family policy, and the tendency to favor males. Plenty of technological know how there today as well.
    And us still thinking we can “protect” Taiwan. HA

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