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The New Firefox Cookie Policy: Winners, Losers and Implications

Written on
February 26th 2013
Author
Will Clayton

We’ve watched with interest as Jonathan Mayer and the Firefox team introduced functionality that stands to make Firefox treat cookies more like Safari does.  It appears that within a few releases the No. 3 web browser will, by default, reject third-party cookies.  But what does that really mean?  First-party cookies ... more...

Will the FTC’s Online Privacy Framework Satisfy Any Party?

Written on
October 17th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – The Federal Trade Commission’s online privacy framework — outlined by Chair Jon Leibowitz at a press conference last week — seems to walk the fine line of compromise between the desires of online behavioral advertising companies and privacy advocates. However, it’s said that the best compromise is the one ... more...

Stanford Privacy Research More About Lackluster Site Security Than OBA [UPDATED]

Written on
October 12th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – [UPDATED AT BOTTOM] According to a new study by the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, 61% or 113 of Quantcast’s 185 most popular sites sent user names or user IDs (potentially email addresses) to third parties via cookies. And most of it appears to be unintentional — ... more...

Facebook’s Tracking Cookies and How the FTC Could Shake Off Privacy Fatigue

Written on
October 11th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Looks like the Facebook legal team is going to have to earn its holiday bonus this year. Five class action lawsuits have been filed against Facebook alleging the company violated wiretap laws by setting tracking cookies that contained user IDs and followed browser behavior on sites integrated with the ... more...

Epic Calls History Stealing Claim Bogus

Written on
July 21st 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Considered a major privacy violation since a University of California, San Diego study publicized the practice last year, history sniffing or stealing refers to computer code embedded in tracking beacons that reads links on a page to get clues into browser history. You know the drill: pink means you’ve visited ... more...