Thus, identification of a user affects not only future tracking, but also retroactively affects the data that’s already been collected.
Identification needs to happen only once, ever, per user.
Click the local Home Depot ad and your email address gets handed to a dozen companies monitoring you.
Your web browsing, past, present, and future, is now associated with your identity.
Swap photos with friends on Photobucket and clue a couple dozen more into your username.
Keep tabs on your favorite teams with Bleacher Report and you pass your full name to a dozen again. [Update 10/11: Since several readers have asked – this study was funded exclusively by Stanford University and research grants to the Stanford Security Lab.
This isn’t a 1984-esque scaremongering hypothetical. It was not supported by any advocacy organization.] In the language of computer science, clickstreams – browsing histories that companies collect – are not anonymous at all; rather, they are pseudonymous.
The latter term is not only more technically appropriate, it is much more reflective of the fact that at any point after the data has been collected, the tracking company might try to attach an identity to the pseudonym (unique ID) that your data is labeled with.
He or she may have a profile you can read or a picture that is e-mailed to you.
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Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year, hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate.
But today, on Valentine’s Day, we want to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.