Tag Archives: privacy

Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s)

British Telecom's implementation of the new cookie laws. Curiously, if you visit their site using the Opera web browser, it assumes that you've given consent, even if you click the button to not do so.

A technique for abusing HTTP 301 redirects and random numbers to uniquely track users; even those who have cookies disabled in their web browsers. Continue reading

Leading By Example


After getting thoroughly confused by the new European Union directives on the use of cookies, which come into force later this month, Dan goes to the Information Commissioner’s website to look for some guidance… only to discover that they don’t meet the new requirements, either. Continue reading

Facebook To Be Monitored To Fight Crime

In case you hadn’t seen the kind of news story I’m talking about, here’s one. Couldn’t help but think that this might be the inevitable consequence:

The Right To Read

[this post was lost during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004; it was partially recovered on 21st March 2012] If you haven’t already read it, take a look at The Right To Read, a very short story written in 1997 and updated in… Continue reading