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14th-Mar-2012 09:51 pm - AdRiver?
I'll po YOUR lite!
My Ghostery add-on is telling me that LiveJournal is now using a tracker from some site called AdRiver. The information Ghostery give me about it (their page on it is here: http://www.ghostery.com/apps/adriver ) tells me it's a Russian ad servicing and analytics community.

Currently AdRiver is showing up on some pages I view but not others, and I have not yet detected a reliable pattern. I have also not been able to find an appropriate changelog entry to get a peek at the code.

While I'm seeing this, I'm logged into a permanent account and also did the admin console tracker opt-out many years ago (that in turn led to being opted out of the Driving Revenue stuff without any documentation to that effect for those of you who remember that troubleshooting process). I'm using both Ghostery and AdBlockPlus when I view LiveJournal and do not have Flash installed.

This seemed like an appropriate community to use to gather more information and try to figure out the actual tracking pattern and intent. I apologize if this is off-topic and would appreciate re-direction to a more suitable community.
15th-Mar-2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Have you kept a list of the URLs of the pages it's appearing on?
15th-Mar-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't so far. That makes sense, and I'll start doing that later today.

Would you mind adding me to this community? I'd like to stop having to do the captchas on comments to this post.
15th-Mar-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Apologies--thought I already had. Done.
16th-Mar-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ironically, I'm seeing it on *this* page.
16th-Mar-2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's now not appearing for me on pages where it previously appeared.

It previously appeared on http://damnportlanders.livejournal.com/18035212.html?nc=1 (which I posted, so I know I didn't embed anything in) . It appeared on that page yesterday.

It is currently appearing on this page. ( http://no-lj-ads.livejournal.com/88894.html?view=comments )
It is also currently appearing on http://damnportlanders.livejournal.com/

It is not currently appearing on my friends page and I cannot remember if it did so in the past.

I'll have to start keeping a list including timestamps, I guess. I'm going to be offline pretty much all weekend but I'll dig into it next Monday or Wednesday if someone else doesn't figure it out by then.
15th-Mar-2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Which Browser are you using?
15th-Mar-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Firefox 3.6.17 on Linux.
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