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Recreating is the problem, no? If it can't recreate the cookie it has to assign a new ID each instance wouldn't it?

I'm a smidge confused if this actually defends against KISS's tool.
It's looking for the SuperCookie it placed on you system which is the unique ID. If you deleted the SuperCookies/LSOs then it wouldn't find any trace of you visiting before and just create a new SuperCookie that should have a new ID.

Well, even if you switched to a brand new computer, they could also tie that unique ID to your IP if they wanted to. If your IP doesn't change they certainly could choose to use the same uniqueID for everyone on that IP but I doubt they'd be that broad since there's usually more than one person behind an IP.
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It's looking for the SuperCookie it placed on you system which is the unique ID. If you deleted the SuperCookies/LSOs then it wouldn't find any trace of you visiting before and just create a new SuperCookie that should have a new ID.

Well, even if you switched to a brand new computer, they could also tie that unique ID to your IP if they wanted to. If your IP doesn't change they certainly could choose to use the same uniqueID for everyone on that IP but I doubt they'd be that broad since there's usually more than one person behind an IP.
That's what I thought. Thanks.
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Call me crazy, and I know this will piss off all the tin foil hat wearers... but I don't really care if I get tracked? They'll see my traffic is very limited. I also enjoy the focused advertising. I look up landscape trailers on craigslist, I get search results based on landscape trailers. Though, I get a ton of ads for IMVU because my son uses that god awful program. That reminds me, I need to uninstall that on him. So yea, here's my comprehensive list of where I go on the internet...

News sites
Facebook
overclock.net
Youtube
justin.tv (davidangel64/X... for the win!)
ESPN
MLB

Enjoy internets, you know where I am.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
I'll list some privacy protection setups for FF and Chrome(in progress)
The simplest starting point is just disabling 3rd party cookies. Every browser supports it without any plugins. It's not going to stop the more sneaky tracking methods but the majority of typical ad trackers are just standard cookies.

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Call me crazy, and I know this will piss off all the tin foil hat wearers... but I don't really care if I get tracked?
You won't piss them off. You want to be tracked, which is fine if you perceive value in it. The tin foil hat wearers (as you called us) care not just about the fact that they are being tracked, but that they are being tracked against their will and despite their efforts to avoid it. Tracking should be opt in or a simple opt out. I should not need anonymity networks and fancy browser plugins because companies insist on ignoring what I want.
    
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The nazi global government is drooling This is not plain-old visitor analysis.

Prepping for "Internet 2", which will be a subscription based ISP (much like cable television) where everything is monitored and most current sites completely gone.

Total control of the internet, can you say Big Brother??
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I see these undeletable, undodgable, persistant tracking methods as the equivilant of a virus. The techniques used are likely quite similar to the techniques used by virus coders, and these tracking methods seem to employ various techniques to stay and track your usage. Perhaps attacking these tracking companies in the wallet will ultimately be the only way to deter them.
To add to my above post, you are correct sir. Major anti-virus companies actually secretly hire virus coders to create viruses and keep threats persistent and present. This is how they make all of their loot.

No viruses = no need for an anti-virus program...
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To add to my above post, you are correct sir. Major anti-virus companies actually secretly hire virus coders to create viruses and keep threats persistent and present. This is how they make all of their loot.

No viruses = no need for an anti-virus program...
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It may not have proof, but it's certainly a plausible theory. How to run a successful business: Create a problem, then sell the solution. The "best" businesses will know how to make and sell both. It's how most whitegoods manufacturers run these days, what with refrigerators and the like only built to last for a few years (unlike older fridges which could last for decades).
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It may not have proof, but it's certainly a plausible theory. How to run a successful business: Create a problem, then sell the solution. The "best" businesses will know how to make and sell both. It's how most whitegoods manufacturers run these days, what with refrigerators and the like only built to last for a few years (unlike older fridges which could last for decades).
There's enough criminals writing malware to steal personal and financial information out there that they don't need to hire people to make them. There's already too many people with financial motives writing their own exploits to be bothered getting paid chump change from some AV vendor.
What next? Do you also believe there's aliens living amongst us too?
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