Your IP address tells websites and ad companies a lot more about you than you might realize.
My latest for the Startpage blog.
@danarel Unfortunately lots of companys sell their users like this to ad companies. A German blogpost about this sad but real story with Blinkist as an example:
@danarel interesting article. However, you can't subscribe to the RSS feed of that blog (/blog/feed/ gives back a 403). Is that expected? Is there another way to get notified for new articles?
@vid I will have to ask them. I am only a guest blogger there so I have no insight on that part, but I am happy to email them.
@danarel ah, I thought you write regularly there. Either way, nice article
IMHO, the described IP leaks are not very useful for ad companies, because nowadays most people have dynamic IP addresses and, more over, NAT.
"Raw" IPs expose a messy mixture of traffic from up to several hundreds devices which seems useless. (Unless ad companies coop with ISP and know the sequence of IP reassignments.)
Am I right?
@danarel The URL just redirects me to startpage.com/privacy, I doubt that is correct?
@Flipp3rrr Ah, outdated link. They changed the URL at some point.
@danarel that was an interesting read, great article!
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!