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Tom Taggart
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S7 addthis.com?

Post by Tom Taggart » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:03 pm

Looking at something on the FCC website when I noticed that I was "loading S7.addthis.com" What the heck?

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Re: S7 addthis.com?

Post by Cameron » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:42 am

It's a website that gives a widget one can put on their site that allows visitors on your site to share with others or bookmark it.
The Add This Content Collection System provides a unified method for interfacing with content collection services and aggregators. The Add This Button can be used in two ways: in the browser, or on websites and blogs.
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Re: S7 addthis.com?

Post by Tom Taggart » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:52 am

So, he asks suspiciously, why should this load when I visit an FCC search page? Tracking to see what I am looking at? :evil:

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Re: S7 addthis.com?

Post by Cameron » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:28 pm

...orrr...the FCC site, like every other govm'nt website has been hacked with this add-on and it's piggybacking data to point links/credit to someone's advertising commission.
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