Privacy policy

Hey, I consider the privacy of my visitors extremely important (search this site for “privacy” blog posts). And this page describes the types of personal information that are collected and recorded on the CrosbyReport. If you need any more information or have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me. Information…

‘Online privacy’ is not an oxymoron (but ‘ethical business’ damn sure is).

The days when you could anonymously visit websites about big-breasted women with glasses, or guys wearing diapers while getting spanked are fast coming to a close. Is it the end of the Internet? Not necessarily. But probably. Thanks to browser cookies, Flash-cookies, IP tracking and a myriad of other surveillance techniques currently being abused by…

Stop online companies from stealing, selling, (and leaking) your personal data.

Recently, someone said to me, “Hey, you look like a paranoid, nerdy loser. How can I stay safe on the Internet?” to which I replied, “It’s easy, Mom.”

Disclosures and other fine print type stuff.

Disclosure of Affiliates, Ads, and Material Connection Have you ever run a website? It’s not cheap. That’s why I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program that lets me earn money by linking to products on Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Throughout this site, I occasionally include these affiliate or referral…

How to prevent being manipulated by evil advertising types (like me).

Having worked in the advertising business for many years, I’ve been privy to a lot of online “services” which are dedicated to tracking your every move on the Internet. So, as a public service, here are a few things you can do to thwart these nosy bastards.

An incompletely researched, half-assed treatise on the demise of trying.

This once-proud nation has fallen on hard times of late. America’s manufacturing industry is in the toilet (mostly because that toilet was made cheaper in China). Our non-immigrant kids are no longer the best in math, science or anything that doesn’t involve racking their ’nads. And now it seems that even our criminals are getting…

The collaboration myth of the Open-Plan office.

The reality for those relegated to these privacy and “Feng Shui”-absent open plans is quite different than the sales pitch — instead of “fostering collaboration,” the open plans foster annoyances, resentment and employee defections en masse.

The Playboy Mansion, LA: I’ve finally found my dream house.

After easily twenty years of looking, I finally saw the house of my dreams. It’s a huge mansion in Beverly Hills, California. It’s actually a copy of one in London. The mansion was the brainchild of a rich tycoon from the ’20s who liked the design so much he built one just like it here…