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Re: ISSUE-89: Does DNT mean at a high level: (a) no customization, users are seen for the first time, every time. (b) DNT is about data moving between sites.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 01:23:08 +0200
To: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <v9pp87918g6o26h5revrg8966i5djcas8t@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>ISSUE-89: Does DNT mean at a high level: (a) no customization, users
>are seen for the first time, every time. (b) DNT is about data moving
>between sites.

(This is a false choice, it is entirely possible to customize on the
client without any information about that leaking to the network in a
major way. It is also possible to create a false impression of this,
consider that customizations may have temporal implications allowing
timing attacks, and you might make mistakes that result in leakages,
and there may be unavoidable leaks (how many items per page?) but it
would be disingenuous to claim that Do Not Track and Customization
are mutually exclusive. I do understand that a one-line description
cannot capture this in detail, of course.)
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