oim & tracking
I've not been a major user of Firefox for the past year or so, since I discovered the wonderful Google Chrome.
You can buy just about anything on Amazon.com, including advertising.
Cookies, Supercookies and Ubercookies: Stealing the Identity of Web Visitors « 33 Bits of Entropy - http://33bits.org/February 18, 2010 at 7:49 am Synopsis .
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(Follow up to Flash Cookies and Privacy II) Ashkan Soltani I thought I'd take the time to elaborate a bit further regarding the technical mechanisms described in our ' Flash Cookies and Privacy II ' paper that generated a bit of buzz recently.
February 19, 2010 at 8:02 am Recap.
Browser cookies can provide everyone from advertisers to malware authors with useful information on things like unique identifiers and the sites a user has visited. But they're also fragile, and can be deleted with a click of the mouse.
HTML5 -- the new browser language system that will power the next generation of the web -- is shaping up to be a nightmare for consumers who care about privacy and a goldmine for advertisers who don't. And it's Apple (AAPL)'s chosen system for the iPhone. Here's a primer on what HTML5 is, why you should be scared of it, and whether it's possible to opt-out of being tracked by the supercookies advertisers want to use on it.
By LESLIE SCISM And MARK MAREMONT Life insurers are testing an intensely personal new use for the vast dossiers of data being amassed about Americans: predicting people's longevity.
Federal law enforcement routinely tracks individuals through their credit cards, cell phones, car rentals and even store customer loyalty programs without obtaining a warrant, an online privacy activist has discovered.
December 1, 2010 WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a promising report today on consumer privacy advocating for the implementation of strong protections for Americans’ online activity and urging Internet companies and other industries that handle personal information to create better privacy protections. The FTC’s report describes how browsers and websites can employ improved privacy features such as simplified privacy notices, and endorses an important privacy feature known as a “do not track” list.
Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union » The Single Greatest Chart Ever (At Least if You Want to Know Where Your Personal Information Goes) - www.aclu.orgThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report (PDF) on Wednesday that provides an outstanding start on describing the problems of data collection both on and offline . Buried in that FTC report is a small gem: On pages 107 and 108 is Appendix C, a chart prepared by technologist Richard Smith which conveys all of the personal information collected about all of us and where it goes. In concentric circles it explains the information ecology and reminds us that the flow of information about every one of us is largely unregulated.
Over the past several months researchers at the Stanford Security Lab have been developing a platform for measuring dynamic web content. One of our chief applications is a system for automated enforcement of Do Not Track by detecting the myriad forms of third-party tracking, including cookies , HTML5 storage , fingerprinting , and much more.
There is a lot of discussion about Do Not Track at the moment. The FTC has announced support for the idea; Mozilla has added a Do Not Track header option into Firefox betas, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced a Do Not Track bill .
Last month, both the FTC and Commerce Department published privacy reports that mentioned the possibility of a Do Not Track mechanism.