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RSA 2009: Benefits and dangers of device fingerprinting

April 27, 2009

Security experts and privacy advocates weighed the merits of device fingerprinting on Thursday...

Electronic Frontier Foundation civil liberties director Jennifer Granick warned that the information banks gather from the digital fingerprints could be used for more than just security.

"The question is what kind of privacy protection is there, and the answer is very little," said Granick.

"One thing we really do not want is for this information to be shared with affiliates who do advertising or marketing, because then you have the same problem we have with cookies, but much worse."

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