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Re: Canvas fingerprinting

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:35 -0700
Cc: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, public-privacy@w3.org
Message-id: <A178A327-0147-45A9-AE63-2614E0426665@apple.com>
To: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
I donít disagree with needing a meaningful DNT, but I also think we need to think of other ways we can assist/improve online privacy, that are not DNT.

On Jul 21, 2014, at 9:57 , Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com> wrote:

> 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
> 
> 
> 

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:47:29 UTC

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