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Wednesday Jul 30 | VentureBeat

Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it is

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/30/canvas-fingerprinting-is-tracking-you-and-you-dont-even-know-what-it-is/ Popular, heavily trafficked websites are increasingly turning to "canvas fingerprinting" in order to track your online movements.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium

Thu Jul 24, 2014

ComputerWorld

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.

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Related Topix: Abine, Privacy, Computers

PC Magazine

Canvas Fingerprinting Takes Web Tracking Up a Notch

Canvas fingerprinting. It sounds a bit like a buzzword that you can just safely ignore - or the product of a kindergarten art class.

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Related Topix: Alternative, Canvas

CBS News

Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you online

Several recently developed and lesser-known Internet tracking techniques are becoming more widespread, experts say.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

Share Button, Web Site Plug-Ins can be used to Track You against Your Will

The researchers traced 95 percent of canvas fingerprinting scripts back to share buttons provided by AddThis, the world's largest content sharing platform.One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 Web sites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons.

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Related Topix: Princeton University

Politico

Federal sites tracking users via plugin - Legislation: Not dead yet ...

FEDERAL SITES TRACKING USERS VIA PLUGIN The free website plugin AddThis, deployed on 16 federal websites including whitehouse.gov and dhs.gov, tracks users of those sites in a way that is essentially impossible to stop, according to new research.

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Related Topix: Princeton University, World News, Belgium, Politico

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