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New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy Protections
Top Tech News / 7/24/14
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new joint study by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Leuven in Belgium. New technologies known as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies and ... Cookie syncing, meanwhile, is the practice of tracker domains passing pseudonymous IDs associated with a given user, typically stored in cookies, amongst each other. "Cookie syncing can greatly amplify privacy breaches through server ...
NETWORK SECURITY New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy ...
CIO Today / 7/23/14
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new joint study by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Leuven in Belgium. New technologies known as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies and cookie ... Cookie syncing, meanwhile, is the practice of tracker domains passing pseudonymous IDs associated with a given user, typically stored in cookies, amongst each other. "Cookie syncing can greatly amplify privacy breaches through ...
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
InformationWeek / 7/22/14
Researchers warn that advances in online tracking have made it difficult even for sophisticated computer users to protect their privacy -- and call for further regulatory intervention. In a research paper, computer security experts from Princeton ... characterize as an ongoing arms race against privacy. Built using recently developed Web APIs, these tracking techniques are designed to be less susceptible to erasure and blocking than traditional HTTP cookies, which can be cleared and avoided through browser controls.
Stealthy Web tracking tools pose increasing privacy risks to users
Computerworld / 7/22/14
IDG News Service - Three stealthy tracking mechanisms designed to avoid weaknesses in browser cookies pose potential privacy risks to Internet users, a new research paper has concluded. The methods -- known as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies and ...
White House caught secretly tracking Web visitors with sneaky spyware
Boing Boing / 7/7/14
They proudly say that they comply with federal privacy law, eschewing cookies, but sneakily use Addthis's "canvas fingerprinting," a product whose other major user is Youporn (but they stopped after they were outed, and the White House didn't). The original ...
Enjoy Privacy With These Browser Extensions
Siliconindia.com / 3/25/14
Priv3 browser extension does not block third-party cookies completely, but it restrains the insertion of third-party cookies while the browser drags some content from the social networking site. Priv3 is a complete solution for preventing a third party from ...
Watchdog Tells FTC Disney Site Continues To Violate Children's Privacy Regs
MediaPost Communications / 3/20/14
WAND / 1/14/14
NSA Follows Cookie Trail to Track Surveillance Targets on Web
eWeek / 12/11/13
... cookies to track people? Can Web users do anything to defend their privacy? ... Cookies are widely used on the Internet today by advertisers in order to track users, in a bid to customize ads and deliver more personalized user experiences. Security experts ...
NSA said to use browser cookies to track ...
CNET / 12/10/13
The cookies -- bits of code that allow advertisers to track consumers' Web activity to deliver more-targeted ads -- are being used by the NSA to help identify targets for government hacking and surveillance, according to internal NSA presentation slides ...
NSA uses advertisers' cookies to track specific web browsers - report
RT (blog) / 12/10/13
Presentation slides passed from the NSA whistleblower to the Washington Post reveal that the tracking method used by websites and advertisers, known as 'cookies,' also serves government snoops by identifying potential targets to hack. The NSA and its ...
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