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Data Privacy Day's messages for Obama, consumers

EFF IN THE NEWS
January 28, 2009

We have Valentines Day and Mothers Day and even Inauguration Day. And now that cyber crooks have turned the Internet into their playground, we've got Data Privacy Day...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates for the rights of Internet users, has its own suggestion for Obama's administration. In a statement published on its Web site on Tuesday, the EFF said the new Whitehouse.gov site uses embedded YouTube movies that place a cookie on the visitor's computer, which enables tracking of the computer as it visits different Web sites. The White House should work with YouTube to end the retention of cookie data for any video on a government site, the EFF said.

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