When you subscribe to a “custom” Juniper RSS feed they actually tracking you on a personal basis. Here is the sign up page:
And this gives you a “personalised” RSS feed. in fact, it’s a Facebook-privacy-invading move that tracks your every move. Everytime you hit this URL they can gather information about you.
When your retweet from RSS feed this data is also published. Since many Twitter and RSS clients publish the RSS URL not the actual URL:
Basically, Juniper has invested in a tracking system that is at least as bad as Facebook or Google. I have a moderate problem with having my privacy being invaded. That’s why I don’t have Facebook account, and take reasonable steps to preserve some of online privacy.
I’m unsubscribed from Juniper RSS feeds. There is no need for this – this is marketing madness. It’s public information that doesn’t need this sort of silliness. How about a some respect for your customers ?
PS – SIX Tracking Cookies?
Update 20120312: They fixed it
I notice that there are only three tracking web bugs now…….