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Re: Evercookie: Indestructible cookies

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:01:35 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTimrXoyp8EzCvTDghNHJiGBhbFFCFK8o7RRO_3e6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, nathan@webr3.org, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
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> On Sep 23, 2010, at 7:04 AM, David Booth wrote:
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>> 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.

They are called Adblock and NoScript. Also see Ghostery.
All free.
-Alan

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> Pat
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>> David Booth, Ph.D.
>> Cleveland Clinic (contractor)
>> http://dbooth.org/
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>> Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
>> reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
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