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Developments in web tracking protection

Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 21, 2011 3:09 UTC (Thu) by Hausvib6 (guest, #70606)
Parent article: Developments in web tracking protection

DNT on header will add more entropy to the HTTP request header which will be a benefit to tracking mechanisms similar to EFF's Panopticlick.

I'm not a subscriber but I can read LWN weekly for this week... weird.


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Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 22, 2011 11:19 UTC (Fri) by patrick_g (subscriber, #44470) [Link]

>>>I'm not a subscriber but I can read LWN weekly for this week... weird.

Perhaps someone sent you a subscriber link ?

Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 22, 2011 11:46 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205) [Link]

No, there was a glitch at this end that allowed folks to read the weekly who weren't subscribed (but not to be able to read the previous week, which should have been freed by then). All fixed now.

jake

Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 28, 2011 2:58 UTC (Thu) by Hausvib6 (guest, #70606) [Link]

Now I know why =) a week later after a new weekly published...

Well, Joe and Jane Sixpack will feel safer by using DNT, I think that's enough. Englightened people know that this is just a joke.

Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 23, 2011 23:58 UTC (Sat) by ThinkRob (subscriber, #64513) [Link]

The whole thing's just comical anyways -- at least it is to me.

It seriously reminds me of the evil bit [1]. There *has* to be some measure of tracking in pretty much any non-trivial web app, especially those dealing with financial transactions. At that point, the DNT header pretty much means "please don't do anything bad with the information that you're collecting". And we all know that sites can always be trusted to do that...

[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3514.txt

Developments in web tracking protection

Posted Apr 28, 2011 3:02 UTC (Thu) by Hausvib6 (guest, #70606) [Link]

Yes, web sites can be trusted, especially those in countries without law regarding DNT enforcement. Once all major browsers implement DNT, this world will be free of web tracking.


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