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Fri, 27 May 2005 09:59:18 GMT
FeedBurner Plants a Bug
Rogers Cadenhead: FeedBurner has begun adding web bugs to syndicated feeds that enable the service to track use of individual items. [cut]

<description>Priscilla Owen's confirmation is the bitter fruit of the unprincipled "compromise" on judical nominations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNationWeblogs?g=92"/> </description>

The img tag at the end of this description loads the web bug, a transparent one-by-one pixel graphic. Nial l Kennedy wrote earlier this month that they're part of a paid statistics package.

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