The Dangers of Supercookies That Track You

Browser cookies have been around almost as long as the web. Invented by an engineer at Netscape in 1994, the method for keeping track of people’s browsing activity started out as a way for e-commerce sites to store your purchases in a shopping cart and are now widely used. But researchers and regulators now think that the evolution of a more advanced type of cookie known, appropriately, as a “supercookie” poses some serious privacy concerns. Used on websites like Hulu and MSN, invasive new tracking techniques like supercookies track users every move, steal your browser history and feed the data to advertisers, largely undetected. And whereas regular cookies are easy to find and delete, supercookies and history-stealing software are almost impossible to get rid of. Click Here To Read The Article Now.

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