[SURBL-Discuss] FP: smithbarney.com

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Thu Sep 30 21:55:04 CEST 2004



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Broens [mailto:surbl at alexb.ch]
>Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 3:35 PM
>To: SURBL Discussion list
>Subject: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] FP: smithbarney.com
>
>
>Rob McEwen wrote:
>> FP: smithbarney.com
>> 
>> (followup comments)
>> 
>> I was trying to think... how did this one get on there? It 
>seems like it
>> just barely missed the various institutional-based whitelists.
>> 
>> I did a search of this on alexa.com and their site is ranked 
>just inside the
>> top 20,000 web sites.
>> 
>> SEE:
>> http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=smithbarney.com
>> 
>> Then I thought, wouldn't it be interesting to run the top 
>20,000 Alexa sites
>> against SURBL... double-check whichever of these are 
>currently getting
>> "caught" by SURBL. Remove any which should be removed, (I'm 
>sure at least a
>> few would remain in SURBL??). Then whitelist all of the 20k 
>that haven't
>> been specifically determined as needing to remain in SURBL.
>
>Guys......
>SURBL is used by the world, not only the US
>
>Alexa.com doesn't have the best of reputations on this side of 
>the pond.
>
>Their Privacy Policy is dubious:
>--------------
>ALEXA'S TOOLBAR SERVICE COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB 
>PAGES YOU VIEW, THE DATA YOU ENTER IN ONLINE FORMS AND SEARCH FIELDS, 
>AND, WITH VERSIONS 5.0 AND HIGHER, THE PRODUCTS YOU PURCHASE ONLINE 
>WHILE USING THE TOOLBAR SERVICE. ALTHOUGH ALEXA DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO 
>ANALYZE WEB USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF ANY ALEXA 
>USER, SOME 
>INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE TOOLBAR SERVICE IS PERSONALLY 
>IDENTIFIABLE. 
>ALEXA AGGREGATES AND ANALYZES THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS TO 
>IMPROVE ITS 
>SERVICE AND TO PREPARE REPORTS ABOUT AGGREGATE WEB USAGE AND SHOPPING 
>HABITS.
>---------------
>more @ http://pages.alexa.com/help/privacy.html
>
>
>Pls don't force whitelisting more than necessary, or put these domains 
>in your site's whitelist but spare us whitelisting their associates as 
>much as possible
>
>Alex


I agree. smithbarney should NEVER have been added! Whitelist them. Flogg the
person that added them. 

--Chris (*brakes out the ridding crop*)


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