Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th May 2010 09:52 UTC, submitted by Nitrodist
Internet & Networking If there's one subject that's really hot right now on the web, it's privacy. There's the whole Facebook saga, and especially the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, seems somewhat averse to the concept of privacy. We also have a much smaller issue with the Chrome web browser, where someone found out zoom settings are stored somewhere, even when in incognito mode. It turned out to be a feature (sort of) but it does highlight how important the concept of privacy on the web has become.
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RE[3]: Open source?
by vaette on Wed 19th May 2010 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open source?"
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The point of Ken Thompsons trick though is that you can't really be sure that you can check what is going on with Chrome any more than with IE even if you build Chrome yourself, unless you assume that your compiler is trusted. So you have to trust something. It is all relative of course, some things being more and less likely than others, but you are basically in a situation where you will have to trust other parties.

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