Academics put another dent in online anonymity

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Minimalist, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    https://threatpost.com/academics-put-another-dent-in-online-anonymity
     
  2. TheWindBringeth

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    So this could be done in other ways too. For example, by a cloud based URL checker that receives URLs.
     
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  3. mirimir

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    Yeah, you want to totally disable browser history and resource caching. If you care a lot about privacy, anyway ;)
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

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    That would help and is sound advice for other reasons too. Now I'm wondering...

    What history and/or caching keeping goes on in the context of an app-platform? Is that something that is left to apps to handle as they see fit, or is there also a platform component that can be utilized? Do any app-platforms have a "purge all apps of history/cache/temp files" type feature and/or one applicable to the platform itself?