Fact Card : Do-Not-Track Mechanism

Background

Online tracking is a process of collecting and recording a user’s browsing habits. Online tracking has been a controversy, mainly about users’ privacy. The discussion about online tracking and its countermeasures has picked up a lot of opinions. In December of 2010, FTC staff members issued a draft report endorsing Do Not Track as one possible new approach for handling users’ online tracking.

Opinions

FTC argues that if Do Not Track mechanism is enacted then it will : 1) make privacy protection a more important part of business process; 2) require greater transparency about information the data companies are collecting and exactly what they’re doing with it; and 3) enable consumers to control their own privacy via a Do Not Track system.

But still there are some refusal, especially from online advertising firms, arguing that without the ongoing support of an ever-improving advertising infrastructure, consumers would no longer receive relevant and useful offers or enjoy free content and services across the Internet. And they say that research shows that consumers actually prefer more relevant ads, a preference that would be eliminated by DNT.

 so, here’s a fact card about this mechanism (click for a larger version) :

Source

  1. Federal Trade Commission, “FTC Staff Issues Privacy Report, Offers Framework for Consumers, Businesses, and Policymakers,” (December 1, 2010). <http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/12/privacyreport.shtm> )
  2. Electronic Frontier Foundation, “How Online Tracking Companies Know Most of What You Do Online (and What Social Networks Are Doing to Help Them),” (September 21, 2009). <http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/09/online-trackers-and-social-networks>
  3. Electronic Privacy Information Centre, “Online Tracking and Behavioral Profiling,” (accessed September 16, 2011). <http://epic.org/privacy/consumer/online_tracking_and_behavioral.html#char>
  4. Bloomberg Businessweek, “Do Not Track Me,” (accessed September 16, 2011). <http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2011/01/_pro_get_your_nose.html>
  5. iMedia Connection, “The two sides of the Do-Not-Track controversy” (December 14, 2007). <http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/17760.asp>
  6. Narayanan, Arvind, “There is no such thing as anonymous online tracking” (July 28, 2011). <http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6701>
  7. Universal Web Tracking Opt Out, (accessed September 16, 2011). <http://donottrack.us/>
Fact Card : Do-Not-Track Mechanism

some kind of poster – using gimp

Hey!

today I received a good news. My simple poster got a 2nd place at Fasilkom Student Research Day and will go to OIM representing Fasilkom with Andika Amri’s poster (3rd place) and Ryan PP’s poster (1st place). This poster is about Independency . Well, for me being independent means work hard, take some initiative and be innovative. So I came up with some simple slogan “Mandiri itu, memecah kemalasan | menciptakan perubahan”.

I am proud to say that I create the poster with legal resources and legal softwares.

The facts :

1. I created this poster for +-30 minutes (maybe more. I don’t really remember)

2. I used Walkway font family. Which is a legal font to use, even for a commercial purpose.

3. I used GIMP and Inkscape as image and vector editor. Both are open source and free to use for any purpose.

4. I take another resource from free-royalty stock photos, which means you can use it for a commercial purpose.

5. Combined with my (nOOb) design skills, here is the outcome. click for a larger version.

 

want to have a look at the source? .xcf (gimp files). . . just leave a comment and your email address. thanks! 😀

some kind of poster – using gimp

Fact Card : Lemon

Hola, folks. miss me? 😀

(Okay, I know that there weren’t much people reading my blog. hahaha)

Actually, I don’t know what to share today but I haven’t write in this blog for quite long. After some time thinking, I decided to create something. A fact card. I know that’s not much to share, but I hope that it will have some use for you (I really hope that 😀 )

This is a fact card about lemon. Why Lemon? I don’t know. I just want to do it (ha-ha). I decided to write 5 facts – trivia, maybe – about lemon. Why 5? Same answer, I just want to give (only) 5 informations about this fruit.

So, here we go :

1. One fruit of lemon contains a full day’s supply of vitamin C

One lemon contains a full day’s supply of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, but that’s thewhole fruit; the juice holds about a third. Lemon juice is also about 5 percent citric acid, making it a natural for slowing the browning or oxidation of fresh, raw foods: apples, avocados, bananas, and other fruits. That power, and the C, makes the lemon a real health fruit. ( from  http://pendek.in/iy1)

2. Use pure lemon juice on wasp and bee stings to relieve pain

Some people love antiseptics and would apply it to their skin whenever they have the smallest cut. The good news is you can use lemon on cuts too since it’s nature’s antiseptics. Not only that, because of its styptics property, it is said that lemon could be applied on cuts to stop bleeding. ( from http://pendek.in/iy2 )

3. Drinking lemon juice is useful for people with heart problem – because of its high potassium content.

If you have high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems, getting enough potassium is especially important. And although potassium and cholesterol aren’t directly related, eating a potassium-rich diet just might lower your cholesterol, too. (from http://pendek.in/iy4 )

4. Lemon act as blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins.
It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities. (from http://pendek.in/iy5 )

5. Use the peels to clean household utensils from rust and mineral stains

Lemon juice is about 5 to 6 percent citric acid and has a pH level of between 2 and 3. This low pH acidity makes lemon juice a great ally in breaking down rust and mineral stains, but gentle enough to not dull finishes. There is generally sufficient juice left in used lemon halves to tackle small tasks, and it all comes with its own applicator (the rind itself).  ( from http://pendek.in/iy6 )

 

and this is the card. simple? yes. small? click for the full version.

Fact Card : Lemon