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Did You Read My Gmail Yet?

October 11, 2010 12:48 pm jmadell 0
Interesting post on TechCrunch about a new product enabling tracking of Gmail readership (think AOL, circa 1998). According to the article, EmailOracle “inserts an image into each email you send. When that email is opened by the recipient, a call is made to EmailOracle’s servers to get that image.…
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Dan Solove on the Clementi Suicide

October 7, 2010 1:00 pm jmadell 0
Dan Solove has a characteristically thoughtful piece on the intersection of current events and privacy philosophy. In particular, he claims that we aren’t doing enough to educate young people about the future effects of their youthful actions online. He writes: “For a long time, young people could experiment, do foolish things, and make mistakes yet still have the opportunity to have a second chance.…
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A proof-of-concept nearly irrevocable cookie

September 29, 2010 3:27 pm finnb 0
The always-fascinating Samy Kamkar has produced a super-tenacious cookie designed to “identify a client even after they’ve removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others.” Indeed: “evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are available on the local browser.…