Thursday, 5 August 2010

Online privacy, Tracking, and IE8’s InPrivate Filtering

A bit of puffery here for IE8's InPrivate containing a lot of good pointers for the paranoid and those mere mortals who don't like the idea of vast collections of electronic fingerprints being collected by law-enforcement and other sinister bodies. The concern raised by the Panopticlick study does not appear to be addressed though. Taking the good point that "it is how the web works", a cloaking mechanism that, makes you look as though you are using the most common browser out-of-the-box without all those helpful pieces of information that together make you unique, might be useful. After all how many sites need to know that I have Macromedia Flash:Version 10 (version 10.1 r53)

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