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Two US lawmakers have called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the use of “supercookies” that secretly log web visitors' browsing histories across multiple sites, even when the users delete browser cookies to elude tracking. In a letter sent Tuesday to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the co-chairs of the Congressional …

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WTF?

I have no idea what you are on about

'supercookies' ?

Couldn't you just use the real technical terms, given your audience ?

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Boffin

Flash cookies.

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supercookies sort of fits, but there's

"Long Term Stored Objects" which exist in Adobe's little hideaway area in /Users/$$$$/Library/Preferences/Macromedia on OSX

plus the force-cached use of 1px x 1px png images stored by the browser where an individual RGB colour is chosen as a personally identifying information being assigned by whichever advert tracking mob put it there

oh and use of the HTML5 Canvas tag to read pixels (cookies) back out, storing in web history, HTML5 Session Storage, HTML5 Local Storage, HTML5 Global Storage, and HTML5 Database Storage via SQLite, according to Mr. Kamkar

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Stop

Why bother?

They aren't going to do anything about it.

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Just because.

If they look into it, nothing will *probably* happen.

If they don't look it, nothing will *definitely* happen.

That's why you bother.

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