- 3rd zombie cookie suit filed
Ryan Singel at Wired shares the details of this case as well as the two previous. Hopefully this draws the right kind of scrutiny to curb the practice of using Flash to resuscitate standard browser cookies after users delete them. I hope this stays in the courts rather than being addressed in any future privacy legislation as I don’t think the technology is the problem but the factors in advertisers calculus that would lead them to using a trick that so defies the users’ express wishes.
- Digitizing your own books becoming popular in Japan
- New optical technique may accelerate development of practical spintronics
- Paper on defeating common attempts at obscuring network protocols
- Google responds to Android DRM crack explaining developers are using it wrong
- Low energy super computing
- Airport scanner technology leaves the terminal – There are a couple of key points in Mike Masnick’s post at Techdirt to emphasize. The news is that the technology has been sold outside of where it was first deployed, airports, and may be spreading beyond military use through these sales. He does mention the critical legal theory that would ordinarily curb using these scanners without the blessing of a warrant. We have no idea where and how the scanners are being used, whether we are likely to see a test case arise about them. He’s just hopeful, as am I, that we have solid precedent to help minimize abuse.
- Federal circuit rules GPS tracking without a warrant is legal