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 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
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