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RE: Canvas fingerprinting

From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:57:27 +0100
To: "'Rigo Wenning'" <rigo@w3.org>, <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <129401cfa504$dac883e0$90598ba0$@baycloud.com>
If the response to canvas and other forms of fingerprinting is an arms-race
with browsers and their extensions, the web will turned into a war zone and
be ruined for everybody.

This is why we need a meaningful DNT that people trust.

Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rigo Wenning [mailto:rigo@w3.org]
> Sent: 21 July 2014 17:43
> To: public-privacy@w3.org
> Subject: Canvas fingerprinting
> 
> https://securehomes.esat.kuleuven.be/~gacar/persistent/index.html
> 
> There was a lot of discussion around canvas and whether it was the right
> choice. It may also be the right choice for browser to give users the
> option to turn all those nice new features off if they do not want to be
> spied upon. To what extend do browsers trust the origin? I think we are
> in a field with lots of shades of gray.
> 
> Otherwise we are left surfing the Web with Amaya if we want privacy.
> Amaya knows no cookies, no javascript, no canvas. This can turn into an
> advantage..
> 
>  --Rigo
Received on Monday, 21 July 2014 16:58:00 UTC

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