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Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block!
07-22-2014, 12:33 PM #1
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The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.

First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it.

More here...............

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07-22-2014, 01:08 PM #2
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I hope someone comes up with a block for that 13.gif
07-22-2014, 01:13 PM #3
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I'm familiar with add this, it seems like a free easy social button fix, but I noticed it was taking a very LONG time to load on the websites it was placed on, and the damn thing didn't load asynchronously, so it really wasn't an option for us.
As for this, holy crap... I had no clue about this persistent type of online tracking. New to me.
At any rate, better by far with hardcoded social buttons in terms of loading and the ability to not worry about tracking unless you are logged into FB, Twitter or g+
As a warning... when you see something of this nature...
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Look out. Look for the orange share or plus button, and navigate away from the site. chuckle.gif

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07-22-2014, 03:04 PM #4
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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From link:

>>In June, the Tor Project added a feature to its privacy-protecting Web browser to notify users when a website attempts to use the canvas feature and sends a blank canvas image.<<

It seems that image would still have a "print" ~ however, just refusing the request seems the way to go.

Any thoughts?
07-22-2014, 06:24 PM #5
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I would think refusing the request should do it. A little bit of tweaking no script or similar may an option, but I don't know...
It's something I desperately need to look into.
The amount of news websites that use that... holy crap...

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07-22-2014, 06:34 PM #6
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Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

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07-22-2014, 06:39 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The ways these people find to invade private property makes me sooo mad. Like they're taking control of your car and driving you to Malwart or something.
07-22-2014, 06:45 PM #8
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(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

Chameleon does not work for me

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07-22-2014, 06:49 PM #9
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(07-22-2014, 06:45 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

Chameleon does not work for me

Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

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07-22-2014, 07:04 PM #10
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(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

TY for the info Jay cheers.gif
07-22-2014, 07:09 PM #11
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(07-22-2014, 06:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:45 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

Chameleon does not work for me

Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

I have not tried the other wine yet beerbong.gif chuckle.gif

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

07-22-2014, 07:32 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-22-2014, 07:09 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:45 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

Chameleon does not work for me

Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

I have not tried the other wine yet beerbong.gif chuckle.gif
It'll work on wine, just give it a shot - I'm pretty familiar with it so if you have a ??? moment I can get you where you need to be...
maybe chuckle.gif

wonder.gif
07-22-2014, 07:49 PM #13
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
(07-22-2014, 07:32 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:09 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:45 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Found this:
You can use NoScript, a Firefox web extension, to counter tracking, although you'll have to look up which sites are kosher each time you want to unblock Java or another script they run, which will be both time-consuming and not entirely certain. There's a website that lists all of the top sites currently using canvas fingerprinting, so you could check sites against that, but it may not be updated frequently enough to catch new offenders.

You can also download Chameleon, a browser designed to avoid this kind of tracking, but it's still a low-key experiment, and not very user-friendly unless you're comfortable setting stuff up from Github. [I don't know if it works on Linux flavors, most browsers run great on wine, but it's kinda' the long way around the barn..- JR]

Another option: blocking JavaScript from your browser altogether. That's going to seriously mess up your experience on a lot of websites, so I don't recommend doing that.

If you've accepted your fate as The Tracked but don't want the data used for ad targeting and profile building, you can manually sign up for opt-outs from the businesses doing the tracking. AddThis would be the big one, since it does most of the known fingerprinting.
More: http://gizmodo.com/what-you-need-to-know...1608455771

Chameleon does not work for me

Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

I have not tried the other wine yet beerbong.gif chuckle.gif
It'll work on wine, just give it a shot - I'm pretty familiar with it so if you have a ??? moment I can get you where you need to be...
maybe chuckle.gif

I'm not sure you can get me where I want to be but I'm all ears. chuckle.gif

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


https://twitter.com/NigelLondon2014

07-22-2014, 07:51 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-22-2014, 07:49 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:32 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:09 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:45 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  Chameleon does not work for me

Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

I have not tried the other wine yet beerbong.gif chuckle.gif
It'll work on wine, just give it a shot - I'm pretty familiar with it so if you have a ??? moment I can get you where you need to be...
maybe chuckle.gif

I'm not sure you can get me where I want to be but I'm all ears. chuckle.gif

spock.gif lol... install wine. Install Chameleon on WIne. It's easy as paj

wonder.gif
07-22-2014, 07:53 PM #15
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
(07-22-2014, 07:51 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:49 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:32 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 07:09 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  
(07-22-2014, 06:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Can't run it on wine? Crap, I've muscled in Palemoon on wine and it ran faster than on winders.

I have not tried the other wine yet beerbong.gif chuckle.gif
It'll work on wine, just give it a shot - I'm pretty familiar with it so if you have a ??? moment I can get you where you need to be...
maybe chuckle.gif

I'm not sure you can get me where I want to be but I'm all ears. chuckle.gif

spock.gif lol... install wine. Install Chameleon on WIne. It's easy as paj

I have wine and have tried to install Chameleon on it

Oh strike that. On second attempt it has worked.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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