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Android freak, but still a noob.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
23
comment How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?
@paj28 Yup, but AFAIK google is not using that. Nor flash cookies/regular cookies/HTML5 storage. My guess: it is the hell of a fingerprinting method backed up online.
Jul
10
comment How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?
And if there isn't local persistence, then they have to had some nice fingerprinting technique.
Jul
10
comment How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?
Most likely a zombie cookie stored online. The only other persistence mechanism would be browser cache, but i think I have configured the browser to use RAM cache. I can't confirm whether flash cookies were enabled, but YouTube does not use flash cookies, because tracking would not work for non-flash devices (like iPhones).
Jul
10
comment How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?
It was not Chrome, but yes, no history and no cookies stored after the browser is closed.
Jul
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asked How is YouTube able to identify anonymous users?
May
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answered Are password-protected ZIP files secure?
Mar
21
comment How is an ATM secure?
In my country, most ATMs use Windows XP as OS. Isn't this a potential security flaw?
Nov
27
comment Is Google spying on all of us?
@Caleb My last paragraph was just an example. If your concern is (online) privacy then you might consider moving to a cave away from "civilization". There's no hard data on this, since what could and couldn't be done should be hidden from public eyes. Guessing is all we can do. But if you want Google stats, read here: google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Is Google spying on all of us?
Some of these add-ons help, but AFAIK they are by no means sufficient. For instance, Privoxy's FAQ warns it is not enough to guarantee anonymity and recommends chaining with TOR or a similar solution (and I'd say even Tor isn't anonymous enough).
Nov
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answered Is Google spying on all of us?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Is TrueCrypt safe enough to store clear-text-passwords?
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Editor
Nov
15
accepted Select a TripleDES key so that it effectively behaves as regular DES
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