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Re: Evercookie: Indestructible cookies

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:54:13 -0500
Cc: nathan@webr3.org, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Message-Id: <F2F0128A-2799-4B01-A22A-EBD1181CDC2E@ihmc.us>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>

On Sep 23, 2010, at 7:04 AM, David Booth wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 11:46 +0100, Nathan wrote:
>> Effectively all this means that unless everything is cleared, history, 
>> caches, local storage, plugins and all for every domain after every 
>> request then a user can be tracked over time and across different sites :(
> 
> IMO it also means that the perpetrators in this company belong in jail,
> as their techniques are clearly intended to thwart the user's explicit
> attempts for privacy.
> 

Well, yes, but that behavior is not criminal, of course. However, there seems to me to be an opportunity here for some enterprising person to sell cookie-shredding software which attacks these things and eradicates them.You get to use it three times for free and then the licence is a mere $5 a month. 

Pat

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> Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
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