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2010 Jan 29, 10:28"Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies." Examines HTTP headers and browser features and reports if your configuration is unique (mine is). Good info for anyone looking at creating an anonymous browsing plugin or servicePermalinkCommentsweb security privacy eff education identity surveillance cookies cookie anonymity anonymous technical

de-Tor-iorate Anonymity, DefCon, (Nathan Evans and Christian Grothoff)

2008 Sep 22, 1:21Nathan Evans and Christian Grothoff, de-Tor-iorate Anonymity. The presentation notes for a DefCon talk about an attack on Tor in which the attacker may discover Tor nodes used in a session.PermalinkCommentstor anonymity privacy security network defcon

Facebook Profile Views Application - Failed Idea

2008 Aug 21, 11:24

I had an idea for a Facebook app the other day. I wondered who actually looked at my profile and thought I could create a Facebook app that would record this information and display it. When I talked to Vishu though he said that this wasn't something that Facebook would be too happy with. Indeed the Platform Policy explicitly disallows this in section 2.8. This explained why the app didn't already exist. Its probably for the best since everyone assumes they can anonymously view Facebook profiles and would be irritated if that weren't the case.

On the topic of assumed anonymity, check out this article on the aggregation and selling off of your cell phone data including your physical location.

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The Anonymity Experiment | Popular Science

2008 Feb 26, 11:28An article about a fellows attempt to be anonymous in his daily life.PermalinkCommentsprivacy article read popular-science

Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

2007 Nov 15, 12:27Article on encrypted email company Hushmail giving email up to The Man. Includes interview with Hushmail CTO Brian Smith.PermalinkCommentsencryption article cryptography crypto anonymity anonymous email government privacy webmail mail legal security

SMBlog -- 12 November 2007

2007 Nov 14, 2:56News on recent privacy related matters with social websites and Donald Kerr's redefinition of privacy. Lots of good links.PermalinkCommentsprivacy anonymity blog post article government politics donald-kerr steven-bellovin

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

2006 Sep 25, 12:32PermalinkCommentsanonymity cryptography firefox internet p2p privacy rights security social tool

Finding and Using Anonymous Proxies - Taking Advantage Of Technology

2006 Apr 3, 1:38PermalinkCommentsproxy internet anonymity anonymous security hack
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