XKeyscore Exposé Reaffirms the Need to Rid the Web of Tracking Cookies
Last Wednesday, The Intercept published an expose on the NSA’s XKeyscore program. Along with information on the breadth and scale of the NSA’s metadata collection, The Intercept revealed how the NSA relies on unencrypted cookie data to identify users. As The Intercept says:
"The NSA’s ability to piggyback off of private companies’ tracking of their own users is a vital instrument that allows the agency to trace the data it collects to individual users. It makes no difference if visitors switch to public Wi-Fi networks or connect to VPNs to change their IP addresses: the tracking cookie will follow them around as long as they are using the same web browser and fail to clear their cookies."
West Kagle says
The NSA can shove my cookies up their tuckus. I don't give a crap if they track what I'm doing. If they don't like what I've purchased on line…….
…….come and take it!
If they don't like what I've said on line…..
…….come and take me!
Paul Spoerry says
Yeah what you do online is no big deal until we have something like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism