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Researchers Find Methods to Kill Persistent 'Evercookie'

Researchers Find Methods to Kill Persistent 'Evercookie'
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evercookie - virtually irrevocable persistent cookies samy's home page || follow my twitter || email me || samy kamkar October 11, 2010: Reported on the front page of the New York Times Find the latest details, code, and implementations on github @ Cookie found: uid = currently not set Click to create an evercookie. Don't worry, the cookie is a random number between 1 and 1000, not enough for me to track you, just enough to test evercookies. Data Mining a Major Challenge to Personal Privacy 12 min ago | Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba's vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund.

FTC releases landmark update to child online privacy laws Media and Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook and Disney have fought plans that they say would be difficult to implement and would stifle innovation. The FTC’s chairman and public interest groups have said an explosion of tracking tools and the swift adoption of smartphones and tablets in homes and schools have rendered the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act too weak. The revisions, the FTC said, seek to clarify that much of today’s most popular uses of the Web should be more closely guarded when done by children. “The commission takes seriously its mandate to protect children’s online privacy in this ever-changing technological landscape,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said. “We think these rules are balanced and very, very strong.” The amendments require companies to get permission from parents to collect a child’s photographs, videos and geolocational information — all content that social media, online games and mobile devices have made easy to share.

TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index TIOBE Index for January 2016 January Headline: Java is TIOBE's Programming Language of 2015! Java has won the TIOBE Index programming language award of the year. People Are Awesome: The Coffee Shop Where Everyone Pays for Everyone Else's Drinks - News The main conceit of the 2000 Kevin Spacey film Pay It Forward is that if one person does a kindness for three strangers, and those three people each do kindnesses for three strangers, and so on, one person can change the world. Rarely do we see this acted out in the real world the way it was cinematically—one scene finds a man giving away his brand-new Jaguar to a guy having car troubles—but on a smaller scale, these sorts of random niceties happen far more often than you might think. Today, it's selflessness at a small coffee house in Bluffton, South Carolina. It all started two years ago at Corner Perk, a small, locally owned coffee shop, when a customer paid her bill and left $100 extra, saying she wanted to pay for everyone who ordered after her until the money ran out. The staff fulfilled her request, and the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has returned to leave other large donations every two to three months.

Killing the Evercookie - Dominic White (Hi Slashdot & The Register readers. Make sure to check the 2nd part on killing iPhone Evercookie's too) Samy Kamar recently released his tool, evercookie. Data privacy: What your zip code reveals about you - Apr. 18, 2013 All that is needed to match the information data brokers compile with what you buy is your full name — obtained when you swipe a credit card — and a zip code, according to data privacy experts. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) That five-digit zip code is one of the key items data brokers use to link a wealth of public records to what you buy. They can figure out whether you're getting married (or divorced), selling your home, smoke cigarettes, sending a kid off to college or about to have one. The Lawsuits Are Already Filed: Create Your Mobile Privacy Policy Now! This month, the state of California sued Delta airlines in a very big way for failure to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). The suit alleges that the Fly Delta mobile app lacked a conspicuous, accurate privacy policy, and seeks up to $2,500 for each download. Delta quickly threw up a policy (though researchers have already found flaws in it), but the suit stands, and the potential damages are very real. The really dumb thing is that this lawsuit never should have happened. Delta was given 30 days notice by the state of California, and it still couldn't make the deadline. There's no excuse for that.

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