Propagation of unintentionally shared information and online tracking

Rath Kanha Sar, and , Yeslam Al–Saggaf, Transforming the Curriculum: South African Imperatives and 21st Century, Jun 03, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What we all knew, documented: "both the user’s information (e.g., searches) and the browser connection propagate to more than just one level, traversing from first party sites to third party sites, and from those third party sites to other third party sites... within just one browsing session, the first author’s identifiable and non–identifiable information propagated to third party sites, and that thosse sites were able to track her browsing habits and combine those details with her identifiable information." Read more from this month's First Monday, including also this useful paper on access and open science.

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