HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found on myspace..

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2nosey4u
HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found on myspace..

i was being nosy around someones profile and under adblock plus i noticed they had this a code hidden somehow on their page from this web site: http://counters.gigya.com/

Does anyone know if this is a tracker??? or what??? i really need to know... because i don't want this person to know that i checked out their page... help

   

   

jewels
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I think it does provide tracker info....I got hit with it this morning. And judging by a comment left by target on a private friends page--I'm thinking this bugger has been snagging me quite a bit. @#*%!!! I posted it to Bottlebob on the blocking thread this morning. I only had a few minutes to look into it before work, so let me know what you uncovered .... It looks like when people create widgets, comments etc from the gigya site, all postings of those function as a tracker. Target put it in a comment that went to all friends pages along with a visible image. If you want the source code that got me, send me an email on ms.

bottlebob
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

Yeah, sorry for being slow with this one. Are we positive that it's at least an ip tracker?

Also, could someone link a profile that has this on it? 

jewels
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I just sent you one via the contact form. Didn't want to post it here cause it's a friend of mine and didn't want her getting tons of random hits.

Target left a comment about it on the friends page who gave it to him, so obviously it's working as a tracker somehow. 

iLovelove
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

did we ever find out exactly what the gigya was?

Anonymous Visitor
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? ...

yes we found out what it is.
apparently its a flash widget tracker.

for example, myflashfetish makes a new player for videos/music w/e, and they say, "ok, we want an EXACT count on how many times this thing will be loaded/added to peoples pages"...so they turn to gigya.com, who in turn, gives them a tracker.

the tracker is soely for BUSINESSES not the average user, so if your worried about being tracked by the user, dont be, because gigya dont even know/care who you are.

jess_a
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

Does anyone have an update about this gigya subject? I've got it on my blocked list, and it even gets blocked on my page...but I don't know anything about it.

PatO7
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

Since I have added it to my blocked list, I have seen alot of profiles having it in their profile. I was browsing profiles looking for new trackers to add to the list, and found many profiles having it.

I want to encourage everyone to keep a good eye out for new trackers to add to bottlebob's list in the thread called "how to block myspace trackers" There are so many still undiscovered. If you are one of the ones who are worried about trackers, wouldnt it suk to go through all the work you do to block trackers--and then get tracked when your target adds a new tracker that isnt on your tracker filter list. This is a high priority in relation to trackers....find new trackers and post them in bottlebobs thread so that we can all update tracker filter lists.

molten_chocolat...
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I recently noticed that trakzor is spelled wrong on the list. it's not "trackzor."  there is no C. this whole time I've been going to people's pages who I know have that tracker with a false sense of security, ugh.

 

edit your adblock, people, because this is a popular one. 

bottlebob
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

No, the tracking code they used was actually spelled with "ck". I've never seen a profile with a code that used the spelling without the c. That's how it used to be, if you join these days you'll probably get a code with an entirely different domain (see the table). You've been pretty secure this whole time.

molten_chocolat...
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

maybe I should have made that its own topic...

 

anyway, yeah, gigya.... four people I know have that "widget" counter. It's rivaling mixmap.

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