AnonNews allows Google to track commenters with reCAPTCHA

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This was a real Captcha, sent in by a reader. The Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart has gained a consciousness of its own, and is warning us.

The Internet–Chronicle.SU went on the record before reporters Tuesday to apologize for months of unauthorized data-mining of hundreds of thousands of readers.

A Chronicle.SU insider, known only as Media Mogul, spoke on-stage from behind a curtain. He said, “A particularly scathing piece of anti-Google propaganda from our friends at p2pNet graced AnonNews early this morning. This led Chronicle.SU to the conclusion that we must boycott the data-mining malware known as Google-Analytics completely, along with any and all similar forms of spyware which compromise user data – and more importantly – the golden integrity of the infallible and glorious Chronicle.SU.”

And in a flash of light he was gone, followed immediately by the appearance of Kilgore Trout, Executive Editor of the Chronicle.SU.

Trout said, “We will gladly publish any details upon request,” adding, “those who use noscript are not affected by our leak to Google.”

“As should be expected,” Trout said sneeringly, “this highly interesting piece from p2pnet wasn’t ‘relevant’ enough for AnonNews. But I believe many of you will be shocked to find out AnonNews currently employs a piece of Google code to ‘keep out spammers’ known as reCAPTCHA. Its privacy policy leaves much to be desired.”

reCAPTCHA Privacy Policy – by Google

Those who use noscript are unable to comment on AnonNews without disabling their security to Google tracking cookies. AnonNews.org forces users to either compromise their anonymity or hide, like cowards, behind a proxy, which still does nothing to prevent the cookies.

Should Anonymous fear its own “news source?”

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Geographical distribution of Chronicle.SU readers who don't use noscript.

22 comments to AnonNews allows Google to track commenters with reCAPTCHA

  • Anonymous

    >Those who use noscript are unable to comment on AnonNews without disabling their security to Google tracking cookies.

    I have cookies disabled and can comment just fine?

  • cumshot

    ummmm this is 100% completely false information…..like the rest of this awful blog. stop lying to innocent people faggot

    • I am 12

      cumshot, they really had a press release with the special effects and everything. i was there. it was on tinychat. this is all true. guys were in there cumshotting left and right.

  • Anonymous

    SHIT IM CAUGHT NOW YOU WILL FIND ME

  • Bob Walker

    Greetings,
    I am actually a piece of astroturf created by PMS(Persona Managment SW), but I feel like a real human being, as do most of my peers.

    And I can’t stand being forced to spread lies about global warming, etc. by the likes of the Koch Brothers.

    Is there NO ONE who can reprogram us?

    i am anonymous (except on Google, of course)

  • Ohai

    Nonsense, you can post with recaptcha even with noscript on. :)