To accidentally track one cookie, Mr. Zuckerberg, may be regarded as a misfortune;
To track both looks like carelessness.
If nothing else, Australian blogger Nic Cubrilovic is giving Facebook a sense of what it feels like to have someone watching you all the time. No sooner is one Facebook cookie drama damped down than he triggers another. In that latest to-and-fro, Cubrilovic asserts that the Facebook ‘datr’ cookie, which sparked a drama earlier …
You don't know sheep.
They'll let a lot of little things slide and if its out of sight, its out of mind....
What's interesting that people will bitch all day and protest when a government gets all intrusive and watches their every move, yet when a company does this they don't make a peep.
Hint: There are laws protecting us from intrusive governments. Not so much when its a company....
Just now I logged in to The Register forums, posted a comment, *logged out* and returned to the home page for further reading. Once there I opend a new link in a new tab. To my surprise the right hand column of another comments page displayed "Welcome, [my handle]..." But I am logged out, you should not 'know' who I am any more! (Process then repeated, same result).
Tsk... What would you lot say if *that* happened on FB? :)
[FYI... Firefox + AdBlock + Ghostery + NoScript]
If I have a website in Europe that doesn't set any cookies I don't have to ask the user to allow me to store them. If I add a facebook like button to the site then cookies are created without express permission.
So who is "breaking" the law is it me or facebook?
smells like a little boiling frog there. Zucky and the corporate masters are slowly turning up the heat and we're all begging to hop in the pot.
"Bankers" and "wall street" didn't get into power without our help and allowance. Best thing to do is give up the shiny toys before they become a problem, and not do some attention-Wh0ring "protests" after it's too late. Same for all the tracking of "social media" which is only about advertising and consumerism at the end.
Why would anyone in his right mind keep cookies between sessions? I keep my browsers set to whack cookies at shutdown and run cookie erasers regularly. I once even got Netscape to back off ( I believe) when I told them their cookies were theft of my property and I intended to take action if they didn't kill them.
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