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February 13 PANEL 10

February 13, 2014 9:54 am Brette Weinkle 0
Angela Lelo This article’s author discusses the influence that Sotomayor’s concurring opinion in U.S. v. Jones has already had on the White House, federal judges, and legal scholars. To recall, Sotomayor asserted in that case that the third party doctrine is no longer tenable in the digital age where individuals routinely convey a vast amount of information about themselves to third parties.…
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Are access and correction tools, opt-out buttons, and privacy dashboards the right solutions to consumer data privacy?

November 7, 2013 11:42 am akivamiller 0
The past year has seen consumers being given new tools to control the data that advertisers and data brokers collect about them. These developments might point to a new direction in consumer data privacy and are provoking live debate.   Consumer data broker access and correction In September 2013, date broker Acxiom announced the launch of a new website,
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Fantastic, intricate values-in-design study of cookie development

November 8, 2010 8:57 am finnb 0
Since cookies have been kind of a theme recently, it seems appropriate to post this long essay on the history of cookie development (which includes a link to a contrarian argument about cookies and privacy that’s quite thought provoking). It’s quite technical and completely worth it — a step-by-step tour of the RFCs, browser development, and gradual mission creep that made cookies into the weird complicated mess they are today.…
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October 26, 2010 11:53 pm finnb 0
Short and sweet: a Firefox extension that exposes the fact that login cookies are transacted unencrypted for a lot of the biggest social networking sites — meaning that you can sit on an open wi-fi network and harvest all the authentication data you like (known as a sidejacking attack): Firesheep.…
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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.…