Has anyone else read this article on "safecount.org" wanting to encourage people to not delete cookies?  While I understand that the advertisers have a difficult task, it makes me crazy that sites such as TechWeb just take press releases and post them without providing any context or value-add.  In fact, they become a value-subtract, since some less discriminating readers will look to TechWeb for factual news articles and perhaps actually believe what they're reading.

I don't mean to pick on TechWeb; it's just that I read this piece this morning and it just pissed me off.  If you want to get your news from the 'net, you have very few places to choose from.  Most sites do the sam ething -- get a flurry of press releases, have someone reword them into a semblance of an objective article, and publish.  This particular article is great -- the position of safecount.org is that you shouldn't delete your cookies because it makes life harder on their advertiser members.  The writer makes no comment regarding privacy, and quotes "analysts" (which ones, I wonder) to make the story more believable.

Please take everything you read with a grain of salt, particularly if it comes from a news source that you didn't pay for.  Remember, they have to get their expenses by someone...