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Re: [icecat privacy feature] managing super-cookies

From: Sean Artman
Subject: Re: [icecat privacy feature] managing super-cookies
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:07:00 -0400

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Sean Artman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 8:33 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> If you watch youtube for example, a plugin will create a file which contains 
>> a world-wide-unique, recallable number in it on your machine. This file is 
>> called a supercookie and a lot of people doesn't know them. Installing the 
>> addon BetterPrivacy is the only way to manage them. Please add this addon to 
>> icecat by default.
> Here's another extension for managing private data and it also has the
> ability to delete Flash cookies. According to the add-on page on
> mozilla.org, the license is BSD. According to the project's home page
> http://www.hotcleaner.com/clickclean_firefox.html, the extension is
> "freeware".
> Click&Clean:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3100/

After asking, the author explained that Click&Clean is using the
FreeBSD (simplified BSD) license. This extension seems to do a lot
more than just delete Flash cookies though. I would be happy with
something very simple that just deletes all supercookies when the
browser is closed.

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