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Comment It's the Web-browser's job! (Score 3, Insightful) 120

I've never understood the problem with cookies. Websites don't control cookies, the Web-browser does.

The browser should only maintain cookies associated with the browsing window for as long as that window is open. There's no use in anything else. No timers of any sort, short or long, it gets ignored.

Now scripting, that's another kettle of fish altogether.

Comment It's open ended (Score 3, Interesting) 70

Mr Franken's question will need to be repeated every month. And that still doesn't necessarily stop the bad behaviour.

The point of the policy is it's a disclaimer of "You give us permission to take anything we see fit". That means the data gathered and uses of and distribution of change with time.

I think Mr Zuckerberg is intentionally trying to trigger new laws that set defined limits.

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