Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Searching_ _ _, Oct 9, 2011.
Government Email Delivery Tracks Recipients - Cryptome
I don't understand what this means, exactly. Could you explain in ordinary language?
Apparently, when receiving e-mail alerts from the DOJ or DHS websites, the hyperlinks in the e-mails contain tracking code, which after following the link allows them to track what you do and where you go on the internet. The code is in HTML so maybe a cookie or super cookie.
I thought this was an interesting story though not surprised that the .gov's would track their users and visitors.
I was under the impression from things I have read that they already track everything.
So is this something that is persistant? Or just while the browser is open for that session?
I assume that Sandboxie would take care of it once the sandbox is deleted.
I didn't research the posting/article to see if there was more info about specifics.
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