Before President Clinton spoke at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, today, the audience in the big meeting hall was asked to leave while a security sweep was done of the room. Many of the corporate and government poo-bahs gathered here flat-out refused. They ended up getting their way.
Here are some details, in a special Sunday column in the San Jose Mercury News.
DoubleClick’s Opt-Out Not Working?
In this column earlier this week, I told you how how to opt out of DoubleClick’s Web surveillance system. It may be just a coincidence, but readers have reported (and my experience seems to verify) that you can no longer opt out, at least for the time being. Instead they got a login dialog box for clients.
I have trouble believing the company could be so stupid as to do this deliberately to thwart opt-outers, but the timing sure is interesting.
It now appears that the DoubleClick opt-out system is working again. I just gave it a try, using the longer method described in this column, where you go through DoubleClick’s fairly tedious process.