Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:37 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Internet & Networking "Evercookie is a javascript API available that produces extremely persistent cookies in a browser. Its goal is to identify a client even after they've removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others. Evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are available on the local browser. Additionally, if evercookie has found the user has removed any of the types of cookies in question, it recreates them using each mechanism available."
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RE: Something has to be done
by j-kidd on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 13:45 UTC in reply to "Something has to be done"
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Logging out from gmail, youtube or facebook to read some news elsewhere is not really an option - it's simply too obtrusive to bother about. It's so much easier to let these guys to track your browsing session instead.

You want something to be done, yet you don't want to do it yourself. Once you find a way to not use gmail, then you can disable cookie for the whole, and solve half of your problem.

It's really not that hard. I don't even use google search anymore.

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