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v21 938 days ago | link | parent

Or, indeed, using your combination of locale, useragent, etc. These are often unique. You can test yours here: http://panopticlick.eff.org/

jcfrei 937 days ago | link

you're partly right - the only resolution here would be to disable javascript, which makes a great part of panopticlick work (identifying installed fonts, etc.). however I think this kind of user recognition would be an overkill for a site with so many impressions like facebook - the computational effort to assign an account to each set of features must be huge (thou maybe sometime later ... when privacy laws get more restrictive).


thrill 937 days ago | link

It is indeed sort of disturbing that panopticlick gives me the message "Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 1,769,884 tested so far."


NHQ 937 days ago | link

If you add any new plugins your print would be unique again compared to your previous settings, which would make you difficult to track. Stay unique, my friends.


v21 937 days ago | link

Still possible, still possible. Of course, it all depends on how much they want to track you.


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