As a user who lives in a country where privacy is at the forefront of concern, I’ve noticed that Hiveon is using tracking tech from the biggest purveyors of private data for sharing and selling to 3rd parties. I can see the use of google tag manager at minimum, but I’m certain with a network analysis I’ll find many other data sharing points. I know to marketing persons in the HiveOn.com back office it seems innocuous. but if you undestood how the data was used downstream by google and others, you would realize it is a data leak, as it is used in big data algo’s with other data to pinpoint who your miners likely are and where they are. This is concerning not because I don’t want to pay my share of taxes on whatever I make but because privacy was one of the big topics when my country fought for it’s independence. My country, before it was a country, was a colony who was subject to search, seizure and in domicile forced occupation of living quarters, it was a trigger point for a revolution.
Now it is happening again in a digital world where only those with good knowledge and understand of what is happening in the bigger picture, understand the attack that is happening around the world. PLEASE, stop using these tools just to collect cookies on your customers for marketing campaigns and to track usage, there are better and less intrusive tools for this and you should not be marketing to you customers in this manner as it exposes them. It seems innocent, but it exposes your user base downstream. There are cases where security agencies need to collect data to protect their citizens, but when the data collections begins to be abused by other groups who also have access to the data, it becomes a grave concern for all who live in a country that values individual rights.