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Privacy Gets a New Round of Prominence
January/February 2011 (vol. 15 no. 1)
pp. 13-15
A recent round of publicized privacy vulnerabilities on prominent websites has led technologists, regulators, and end users all to begin asking more detailed questions about how best to achieve privacy: What data leaves a user's computer, what another party can observe about that user via that data, and then, vitally, what that party does with it? Several privacy advocates have cautioned that HTML 5 might enable advertisers and malware creators to embed more persistent tracking opportunities. The most publicized example thus far is Samy Kamkar's Evercookie, which can burrow into at least 10 places on a computer, far more than usually found. It combines traditional tracking tools with new features that come with the new Web language.
Index Terms:
HTML5, Facebook, privacy, news, evercookie
Citation:
Greg Goth, "Privacy Gets a New Round of Prominence," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 13-15, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.17
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