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Old 07-23-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Why am I not surprised?

White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy

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Other pages, like the White House’s own Privacy Policy, load javascript from AddThis, but do not otherwise indicate that AddThis is present. To pick the most ironic example, if you go to the page for the White House policy for third-party cookies, it loads the “addthis_widget.js.” This script, in turn, references “core143.js,” which has a “canvas” function and the tell-tale “Cwm fjordbank glyphs vext quiz” phrase.

The White House cookie policy notes that, “as of April 18, 2014, content or functionality from the following third parties may be present on some WhiteHouse.gov pages,” listing AddThis. While it does not identify which pages, we have yet to find one without AddThis, whether open or hidden.

On the same page that is loading the AddThis scripts, the White House third-party cookie policy makes a promise: “We do not knowingly use third-party tools that place a multi-session cookie prior to the user interacting with the tool.”
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/0...privacy-policy
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:17 AM
 
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There are a number of sites using AddThis, not just our government. No big surprise though, I'm more surprised that they actually disclosed that they're using it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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"knowingly"

So they left themselves an out. I guess that means that they're not really in violation of their own policy. I would say that their webmaster should be replaced, but nobody gets fired in this administration...
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Oh, such rage!
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Oh, such rage!
LMAO!! Thanks
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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AdBlock: 'Canvas Fingerprinting' Tech Over-Hyped, Can Be Blocked | DSLReports, ISP Information

http://www.pcworld.com/article/24582...y-to-halt.html
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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There are a number of sites using AddThis, not just our government. No big surprise though, I'm more surprised that they actually disclosed that they're using it.
Im quite amazed also!!!!

Best thing to do is DELETE COOKIES after visiting thier site!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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I delete cookies every time I close my browser. Well, it does as I have it set to do so.

And I run Ccleaner at the end of every day.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Very nice.......

My browser auto deletes the temp files created during my session when I close it but I also run DISK CLEANER to clean up leftovers,etc........ (Cookies,etc)
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