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+ - Cookies leave a bad taste? Ok let's try canvas fingerprinting->

Submitted by angularbanjo
angularbanjo writes: ProPublica and Mashable lead with a disturbing if expected development in ad and profile tracking. Now that the public is learning about how cookies are used to develop data about users as they move across sites within a participating network, those keen to avoid you from stopping them doing this have started to look at innovations to get around cookie blocking. Meet 'canvas fingerprinting', being developed and trialled across 5% of the top website by privacy friends such as AddThis.
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Comment: At what price freedom? (Score 1) 582

by angularbanjo (#46762169) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?
But security and safety are not free, as peoples around the world are already familiar with. Free software in itself, as in the past few days has been laid out to dry by every VC-backed non-open idea factory in the US, is not the reason why you now need to change your passwords. The reasons should be self-evident.

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer

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