Daring Fireball: Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks
Over the last few months I’ve noticed an annoying trend on various web sites, generally major newspaper and magazine sites, but also certain weblogs.
Read more: daringfireball.net
I.e., three blank lines followed by “Read more:”, then the URL from which the text was copied, then an identifying hash code used for tracking purposes.
I recommend editing your own hosts file as explained in the article. Just another sneaky way to track your Internet behavior…