Tynt, Translated: ‘We Respect Your Privacy by Tracking Where You Copy and Paste Text’

Dayton Foster, COO of Tynt, the copy/paste jerks:

Here at Tynt, we take privacy very seriously and have developed our service to provide valuable information to website owners without sacrificing the privacy of their visitors.   Accordingly, our  Tynt Insight service does NOT follow people or track their online behavior, the ONLY information captured is the specific content that gets copy/pasted, period.

And then:

And we’re learning more about how people want to share information, which ultimately should lead to additional services that make  browsing and content sharing even easier.   One thing we’ve learned is that most content is being shared by email, Facebook, blog posts, and other services, where frequently a link to the source will be useful to the reader.  See our blog post on that here.

So “the ONLY information captured is the specific content that gets copy/pasted, period”, but they know which Facebook updates, email messages, blog posts, and tweets people are pasting Tynt-tainted text into. OK.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

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