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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 08:53 PM
Response to Reply #64
68. I'm a customer of some financial institutions that track me with Flash cookies
I don't know why they think those are so much better than the normal browser cookie variety. They are definitely more hidden to the average user. At one point I tried disabling all Flash storage but that broke a few sites that assumed they could set Flash cookies.
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  -Government Proposes Massive Shift In Online Privacy Policy (Serious Threat To Personal Info) kpete  Aug-11-09 10:00 AM   #0 
  - knr. horrible idea  nightrain   Aug-11-09 10:25 AM   #1 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Aug-11-09 10:29 AM   #2 
  - FUD.  high density   Aug-11-09 10:31 AM   #3 
  - This is a Bull Shit Propaganda story.  mcollier   Aug-11-09 10:51 AM   #4 
  - Thanks, was going to post the same...  Abacus   Aug-11-09 10:58 AM   #5 
  - FEAR THE COOKIES!  Matariki   Aug-11-09 12:54 PM   #14 
  - Should I fear session cookies or persistent cookies?  Grinchie   Aug-11-09 04:09 PM   #42 
  - OH GOD NO NOT COOKIES  sudopod   Aug-11-09 05:25 PM   #55 
  - As a person who's been doing web development for nearly 15 years, let me be the first to say: meh.  Xithras   Aug-11-09 11:04 AM   #6 
  - 100% agree and un-rec'd.  yodermon   Aug-11-09 11:28 AM   #7 
  - Yep. Unrecced for paranoid, ignorant BS. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 12:57 PM   #15 
  - Yup but Kpete is still great :)  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:58 PM   #84 
  - I hear ya but...  zipplewrath   Aug-11-09 02:02 PM   #21 
     - Simple enough to explain the difference  Xithras   Aug-11-09 04:03 PM   #39 
        - Good explanation! (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 04:16 PM   #46 
        - The only problem with your explanation is..  sendero   Aug-11-09 05:08 PM   #53 
        - That's the reason why cookies are ubiquitous; IPs don't cut it for identifcation  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 05:20 PM   #54 
        - Okay but  zipplewrath   Aug-11-09 07:47 PM   #62 
        - Great explanation  reclinerhead   Aug-12-09 02:31 PM   #78 
  - I thought we were still subject to the TIA project Bush started anyway. nt  valerief   Aug-11-09 11:47 AM   #8 
  - I'm much more concerned...  The_Commonist   Aug-11-09 11:58 AM   #9 
  - Oh, FFS. People are rediscovering that cookies exist and freaking out again? (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 12:09 PM   #10 
  - It's SHIT like this  Brundle_Fly   Aug-11-09 12:13 PM   #11 
  - please explain: were the Dark Ages caused by gov. intrusiveness  MisterP   Aug-11-09 12:45 PM   #13 
  - Years ago (unfortunately before the Internet) Barbara Ehrenreich  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-11-09 12:34 PM   #12 
  - This would discourage citizens from obtaining information about the workings  JDPriestly   Aug-11-09 01:33 PM   #16 
  - Learn what web cookies are before you freak out about them. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 02:05 PM   #23 
  - Stop spreading paranoid BS on our site unrecd  ddeclue   Aug-11-09 01:44 PM   #17 
  - hmmm who do i trust the ACLU or some wanker on a website who probably works for the darkside  natrat   Aug-11-09 08:13 PM   #63 
  - 'Cause the ACLU's infallible, right?  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 09:41 PM   #72 
  - The ACLU doesn't consider it BS and neither do I......  nonsequitur   Aug-11-09 11:27 PM   #74 
  - Great, more talking points for Glen Beck  wilsonva   Aug-11-09 01:46 PM   #18 
  - Why this bogus fear of cookies? This is a bullshit story. n/t  quiller4   Aug-11-09 01:54 PM   #19 
  - I call bullshit to your bullshit story claims  IndianaGreen   Aug-11-09 07:11 PM   #61 
     - Did you know at all what web cookies were before reading this?  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 09:37 PM   #70 
        - Course not  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:59 PM   #85 
  - Tracking . . . a new democratic ideal --- ????!!!  defendandprotect   Aug-11-09 01:54 PM   #20 
  - This site uses the exact same stuff you're panicking about  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 02:04 PM   #22 
     - Okay . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-11-09 04:31 PM   #50 
        - In this case? I refuse to worry, having a basic idea of how the web works. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 09:38 PM   #71 
           - Amen  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:56 PM   #82 
  - When the government tracks down some Chocolate Chip ones...  JayMusgrove   Aug-11-09 02:06 PM   #24 
  - Unrec due to tin foil shortage  kristopher   Aug-11-09 02:15 PM   #25 
  - They are not being too exact and the article seems poorly written but......  nolabels   Aug-11-09 02:27 PM   #26 
  - Good lord, Glenn Becks Cookies?  Grinchie   Aug-11-09 02:33 PM   #27 
  - Thats funny, ACLU seems disinterested in unlabled GMO food  Grinchie   Aug-11-09 02:36 PM   #28 
  - So?  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 02:43 PM   #29 
     - Yet, our freedom of choice is violated because they hide GMO in our food, without our knowledge  Grinchie   Aug-11-09 04:08 PM   #41 
        - That's ... really stretching the definition of civil liberties. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 04:14 PM   #44 
           - Oh, so I just am supposed to go along with a corrupted system because there is no other choice  Grinchie   Aug-12-09 01:56 PM   #77 
  - A whole thread full of "Democrats" badmouthing the ACLU?  Jim Sagle   Aug-11-09 02:48 PM   #30 
  - Yeah they're never wrong  SpartanDem   Aug-11-09 02:52 PM   #32 
  - Anyone flying into a panic over the ten-years-late discovery of cookies is an idiot. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 03:18 PM   #33 
  - The ACLU just got alerted of an ID 10 T error....  mcollier   Aug-11-09 03:23 PM   #34 
  - That's what I'm thinking, wtf?  nonsequitur   Aug-11-09 11:28 PM   #75 
  - Michelle gonna do a lot of baking.... nt  tocqueville   Aug-11-09 02:49 PM   #31 
  - I'm against anything that further legalizes and/or facilitates invasions of my privacy.  Zorra   Aug-11-09 03:24 PM   #35 
  - So you oppose the ability to log into a website? (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 04:02 PM   #38 
     - I oppose the government gathering and possessing information about me as a general principle  Psephos   Aug-11-09 10:47 PM   #73 
  - I don't Like It.  humbled_opinion   Aug-11-09 03:41 PM   #36 
  - My preference would also be to not change policy  mvd   Aug-11-09 04:06 PM   #40 
  - why do they want to do this? what is the purpose?  crazyjoe   Aug-11-09 04:02 PM   #37 
  - Change You Can Believe In  natrat   Aug-11-09 04:11 PM   #43 
  - Allowing citizens to interact with the government more easily? Yep, it is. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 04:14 PM   #45 
     - screw that -moronic oversimplification is for losers, you should be ashamed  natrat   Aug-11-09 08:37 PM   #65 
        - Or they could use your IP address to track you  high density   Aug-11-09 08:45 PM   #66 
        - *I* should be ashamed after you parrot that kneejerk FUDgasm? (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-11-09 09:34 PM   #69 
           - LOL  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:50 PM   #80 
  - I use 'trac me not' so no one can follow where I am on the computer  bjobotts   Aug-11-09 04:16 PM   #47 
  - It's a free download too. The defense dept has been data mining all of us for decades  bjobotts   Aug-11-09 04:18 PM   #48 
  - thanks for the tip  JenGatherer   Aug-11-09 04:25 PM   #49 
     - Tor isn't very secure.  Xithras   Aug-11-09 04:56 PM   #52 
     - That's why you use nocript, lol. nt  sudopod   Aug-11-09 06:37 PM   #56 
     - Anonymous proxies are hardly a good thing for privacy  high density   Aug-11-09 08:47 PM   #67 
  - If you're using IE8, the InPrivate feature also works great.  Xithras   Aug-11-09 04:37 PM   #51 
     - As a FF user who must sometimes use IE, I say...  Ignis   Aug-11-09 07:03 PM   #59 
  - Hah. "They don't already do this."  Dark   Aug-11-09 06:44 PM   #57 
  - Cookies? Are you kidding me ACLU?  napoleon_in_rags   Aug-11-09 06:46 PM   #58 
  - Love the ACLU but sometimes they are a little overzealous  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:58 PM   #83 
  - More Change You Can Believe In  IndianaGreen   Aug-11-09 07:09 PM   #60 
  - Clueless comment  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:55 PM   #81 
  - So? They already use cookies and have for a long time  Lithos   Aug-11-09 08:18 PM   #64 
  - I'm a customer of some financial institutions that track me with Flash cookies  high density   Aug-11-09 08:53 PM   #68 
     - I've been having good luck with the BetterPrivacy plugin for Firefox.  sofa king   Aug-12-09 01:19 AM   #76 
  - LOL massive shift?  Egnever   Aug-12-09 02:41 PM   #79 

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