The Goog keeps tweaking search. Latest update: Full previews in results pages. Also, instant banking (of a sort) coming to PayPal; URL shorteners may face shutdown; and Darren books his 180,000-year trip to Gliese 581g
Ep. 1323: Google getting even more instant
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Dear Buzz crew,
In response to Condesending Chris there are other ways to track your browsing habits without cookies. Steve Gibson covered this on Security Now podcast a few episodes ago. Things like which browser you run, browser addons or lack of addons you have installed (even a browser with no addons installed can say alot about a PC) to info about your pc like screen resolution and other variables that can be easily discovered.
The accuracy of the info was pretty high and the ability to predict the same pc even with minor changes to its signature was in the high 90% range. Also your ip address can give away your location unless you use a proxy. Flash cookies are also becoming a problem as well.
With the number of addons available for browsers, the likelyhood of 2 or more users/pc’s having the same exact set of addons is very very low.
Think about it you probably install the same addons when you set up a new pc for yourself.
My point is you may think clearing your cookies or using incognito mode is covering your tracks but folks are always engineering new ways to track us. Yes they may not have your name with the info gathered but they have your pc’s signature. You really do not need a name to market stuff to a person you need what they like and dislike. Based on that signature they can maintain a database of what you have done on the web.
Love the show
Hey Buzz Crew,
Why are you guys so hyped over these new boxes coming out. Seems like Xbox, PS3 and all the web enabled TVs do essentially the same thing, yet I feel like the boxes are getting a lion share of the attention while not offering a revolution in TV viewing.
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