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Re: Issue for discussion on Wed

From: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:02:41 -0400
To: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>, <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE019DC9.3500A%achapell@chapellassociates.com>
Hi Walter - I offered two links to articles that might be helpful.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20123464-12/amazons-silk-browser-now-e
ff-approved-really/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/07/help_my_belkin_router/

I'm making a point that most UA's have access to URL history and other
information that could easily be used for tracking as defined by the WG.
It would seem inconsistent to have DNT block other forms of tracking if
we're not also going to have DNT block UA tracking.


Alan







On 7/9/13 10:45 AM, "Walter van Holst" <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl> wrote:

>On 2013-07-09 16:23, Alan Chapell wrote:
>
>> RATIONALE: 
>> 
>> In reviewing the June draft with colleagues, it occurred to me that
>> some User Agents - technically speaking - could engage in tracking. My
>> sense is that it is implicit that User agents would fall under the
>> definition of third party under this spec and therefore would be
>> subject to certain requirements. My goal was to make that more
>
>This is confusing to me. Unless we are talking about certain "search
>bar" browser extensions that are essentially spyware, it is not obvious
>to me what kind of user agents you mean by this.
>
>Regards,
>
>Walter
>
>
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