Category Archives: Internet

Is the doNotTrack header everyone’s privacy protector?

Firefox offers a setting to their user to specifically tell websites that they do not want to be tracked. It's in the "privacy" tab in the "options" menu:

The setting itself doesn't do a thing, it only tells websites they do not want to be tracked. The websites still have to build in code to obey this setting... I did not, for now, and did track those people to see how many people used it. I used this code in my Google Analytics tracking:
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Adobe makes it easy to remove and block Flash cookies

Adobe is rolling out a new version of their Flash player (10.3) that makes it easy to remove and block your Flash cookies. In the old days (yesterday before my update) we had this menu (right-click on a Flash object):

But as of the new update we have an extra option. If you right-click on a Flash object you see this new option called "Global Settings" that brings you to this menu:

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