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Browser Fingerprints Threaten Privacy

And right now, websites can implement browser fingerprinting without user consent or knowledge, said Seth Schoen, staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

"We might not object to a financial site using these techniques to reduce fraud," Schoen said, "but that doesn't necessarily mean the technique should exist or that browsers shouldn't take measures to reduce distinctiveness. It's a problem when people can be tracked without their knowledge in a way that doesn't let them take measures to control tracking."

Monday, April 5, 2010
Computing Now - IEEE
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