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A list of resources for privacy on a computer (starting with things like PGP and GPG.

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Things Affecting Your Privacy

  • Non-Cookie based web-monitoring software; c 2001 -- scary. Talking about some technology to gather information from your computer without using cookies, using something Dr. Lykourgos Petropoulakis calls sensors. Without reading further, I suspect sensors are something like java applets that get downloaded onto your computer and can then report back to someone / something. He talks about it in terms of a business (to make money, to "bring Scotland to the forefront of e-commerce, and will enable a spinout company to reap the commercial benefits of revolutionising web marketing intelligence and Internet security for corporate IT Departments and parents on a global basis". He sounds like a cracker trying to cash in and sell out to the "establishment".

The proposed technology is a breakthrough, as it does not rely on cookies for obtaining information. Instead it is based on "sensors", which (unlike cookies):

  • can be individually customised for any web visitor;
  • can collect information rather than return pre-downloaded data.
  • can be reconfigured remotely;
  • can be made difficult to detect and delete in appropriate environments;
  • can be used to block access to sites, documents, data, emails, etc., based on content,
  • can be preferentially customised for each user.


  • RandyKramer - 27 Mar 2002
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