A line of coding has been added to FurAffinity in which the site datamines your browsing habits AND purchases. As a result, after you visit FA, any sites you visit are recorded via Viglink. Any purchases you make after visiting FA then give a comission to FA. This coding has been in operation, and not disclosed to users for the past 5 days (as of the original date of this post, 08-31-2011).
Of course, this wonderful bit of coding was in violation of the TOS, and only after FA was caught did the TOS get changed to reflect that you're now making money for a fat bastard with a penchant for powdered donettes. See, users are told by teh TOS that their ata will not be mined or sold. And additionally, US FederAl law states that such a change MUST be presented to users of a service. In essence, this act was HIGHLY ILLEGAL and merits a suit.
usually found here: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\ "hosts" file without extension, open with notepad, paste the above lines and save.
And for good measure add these to your incoming/outgoing ip/url block list(s): 126.96.36.199 viglink.com 188.8.131.52 api.viglink.com
I refuse to be tracked by 3rd parties to monitize on my browsing habbits without my authorization. It is a breach of privacy and I will not put up with it and neither should you. If I am banned because of this post it means I have no right to privacy on this website.
If you wish to use this, please give original credit. Thx.