Update on the issue of ‘supercookies’ used on MSN

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. ronjor

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    thanks ron. good read.
     
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    "Mr. Mayer identified Microsoft as one among others that had this code, and when he brought his findings to our attention we promptly investigated.
    We determined that the cookie behavior he observed was occurring under certain circumstances as a result of...
    ...we have no plans to develop or deploy any such "supercookie" mechanisms".
    - Mike Hintze, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft


    Funny.
    Microsoft isn't planning on developing and deploying a supercookie which they already have developed and deployed.
    One really has to be a lawyer to come up with this lingo.
    Funny enough, only 3 years ago mr. Hintze wrote in a testimony to the US Senate 'Comittee on Commerce, Science & Transportation';

    "The objective we face is to maintain the growth of online advertising while protecting consumer privacy. This is a commitment Microsoft embraces.
    We recognize that consumers have high expectations about how we and other Internet companies collect, use, and store their information.
    Consumers must trust that their privacy will be protected.
    If the Internet industry fails to meet that standard, consumers will make less use of online technologies, which will hurt them and industry alike".
    - Mike Hintze, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
    link

    Mr. Hintze probably has a great sense of humor. Of the cynical kind.
     
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    And this is somewhat related:
    Microsoft, McDonald's absolved of tracking cookie abuse

    While I didn't read carefully enough, the grounds for dismissal seem to be
     
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