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[3]: Something has to be done
by j-kidd on Fri 24th Sep 2010 02:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Something has to be done"
j-kidd
Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I think your technical solutions are indeed workarounds, because whatever solution it is, we can be sure that there will be organizations trying to exploit it.

The solution is to support organizations that do no evil.

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RE[4]: Something has to be done
by ndrw on Fri 24th Sep 2010 03:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Something has to be done"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

Altight, not using the web is a perfect solution to privacy dangers caused by using the web.

If that's what you wanted to say - I agree with you entirely.

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j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

So "not using gmail" is somehow equivalent to "not using web"?

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