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Re: DRAFT TAG feedback for fingerprinting

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:08:23 -0400
Message-ID: <CACsW8eG1bHEdDaopk5+k+rAxBhB8ZPdnPJW1L7whMvRBPTGadQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Public TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, Nick Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
w3c is en-us (behavior)


> In short, browser fingerprinting is the capability of a site to identify or re-identify a visiting user, user agent or device via configuration settings or other observable characteristics.

+ "without asking the user" -- this addition would address Melvin's comment

> This concern may be heightened because it may occur without the user's knowledge or consent and tools such as clearing cookies do not prevent or “re-set” correlation done via browser fingerprinting.

`re-set correlation` doesn't work for me, I'd suggest "undo"
and I'd change "done" to "achieved"
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 04:08:51 UTC

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