Science Journals tracking you

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A new post, Reader Privacy for Research Journals is Getting Worse, on the Go to Hellman blog describes how journals, peer-reviewed and published by major publishers, track your web use with cookies to direct advertising to you. Some publishers, such as Oxford, employ secure (https) connections. Others do not. According to an earlier post a sampling of 20 titles revealed that medical journals are among the worst in respects to privacy. Hellman points out that this technology can also obtain competitive intelligence, using trackers “to find clues about their research direction.”

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